Connor Hall is set to realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer, as soon as he fully recovers from injury.
Conference club Cambridge United are ready to snap up the youngster, who is out of contract with the Blues, once he passes a medical and the two clubs agree compensation.
The left-footed defender or midfielder has been working with the U’s physio Greg Reid to overcome the groin problem he had an operation on last month, but the West Suffolk College graduate is still in some discomfort.
However, Cambridge’s director of football Jez George told the Cambridge News that the club were keen to sign Hall, much to the delight of the player himself.
“I spoke to them and they said they can’t sign me because I haven’t done a medical,” said ex-England Colleges international Hall. “They have said sort yourself out and once I’m ready to take my medical and pass that I can sign.
“Once I’ve signed, that’s when I will be happy, but nothing is signed so I’m still being cautious about it.
“Despite having a season full of injuries, to still get a move would be fantastic.”
Hall, who has attracted the attention of Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic and Leyton Orient in recent months, would follow former Bury players Ian Miller, Ben Coker and Nick Pope into the professional game should he make the move.