WANTAWAY Cherries striker Wes Thomas has revealed he is keen to earn a permanent move to Birmingham City.

Unsettled frontman Thomas completed a deadline-day loan switch to the Championship outfit on a deal until the end of the season.

That came after the 26-year-old Londoner had been consistently linked with a transfer away from Dean Court throughout the January window.

Thomas, who has also been out on loan with Portsmouth and Blackpool this season, is contracted to Cherries until the summer of 2014.

However, he today confirmed that he would welcome the chance to stay with the Blues beyond the expiry of his current loan.

Thomas reportedly told BBC WM: “It comes down to how I perform – hopefully I can put in the results to win a contract here.

“I would be buzzing if I was able to stay here. I think if this club can sort out the problems it has got, it would be a massive club to sign for. It is a massive club and I didn’t want to turn down the chance to come here.”

Thomas was understood to have previously attracted interest from the likes of Burnley, Huddersfield, Derby and Watford.

His form on loan with Blackpool – where he scored three times in nine appearances – caught the eye of potential suitors in the Championship.

Signed by Cherries from Crawley Town in January 2012, Thomas made his first appearance for the Dorset club for more than two months when he came off the bench in the 1-1 draw with Swindon last month.

Boss Eddie Howe then handed Thomas a start – his first for Cherries since August – in the FA Cup third round replay defeat at the hands of Wigan Athletic.

But he was keen on a move away and put pen to paper with Birmingham after the Blues made a loan swoop last week.