Ishmael Miller has signed a new three-year deal with the Blues.
Despite making his debut in the 2005/06 season, the 20-year-old forward burst on to the first team scene last season with a fine run to set-up Georgios Samaras' first goal in the 2-0 home win over West Ham.
A consistant performer on the reserve stage for City, Miller's hopes for first team football might now be realised after a loan move to West Bromwich Albion.
Baggies boss Tony Mowbray this afternoon said: "Ishmael will give us a different option up front.
"He's a big, quick, powerful lad who is looking for an opportunity to play more regularly. He will increase competition for places with the other strikers we've already got at the club."
City's reserve coach Kenny Jackett added: "He’s ready to go out into the football league, at 20 now.
"He’s been around the edge of the City side for a number of years. We think he’s ready to go out there and play, we wish him all the best.
"He’s full of ability, he wants the chance to be a first team regular and we’ll be watching his progress with interest."