A report has claimed that ex-Kilmarnock battler Youssouf Mulumbu has edged closer to ending his spell in the football wilderness (Birmingham Mail).

It has been reported that the DR Congo international is training with Championship side Birmingham City with a view to help ease their midfield shortages. The midfielder hasn’t kicked a ball domestically since a loan spell at Rugby Park last season.

Mulumbu is reportedly trying to win a Birmingham deal.

Mulumbu is reportedly trying to win a Birmingham deal. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Mulumbu has played for Birmingham’s U23s side as he bids to return to the senior game.

Ayrshire return?

Interestingly, the report claims that Mulumbu could have ended up at Rugby Park again just recently. It claims that a move to Kilmarnock failed to come to fruition for him last month.

Mulumbu’s no stranger to the Ayrshire faithful, having spent one permanent stint at the club after leaving West Brom and then a six-month loan period from Celtic last season.

The DR Congo battler knows the club well after two fruitful stints in Ayrshire. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Now 33, Mulumbu hasn’t played competitively since July 2019 in an African Cup of Nations match with DR Congo. His last domestic apperance came for Killie in a 2-1 win over Rangers, a game which sealed European football for the club.

His minutes against Crewe for the Birmingham U23s may help Mulumbu earn a St Andrews deal, but he had the option to be back in familiar SPFL surroundings too it seems.

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