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“A big loss”: Blues target gets huge praise from former player, urges current club to keep him

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I suppose we should take this as a good sign shouldn’t we?

The fact that he’d be such a big miss for his current side might indicate that he’s got something about him, now we just need to beat the others to his signature.

A recent report from Football Insider revealed that the Blues were one of a number of clubs looking into signing Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan when his contract expires at the Stadium Of Light. But not if former Sunderland and Birmingham City forward Kevin Phillips has anything to say about it.

Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips talked about what effect Flanagan leaving would have on the Black cats going forward:

“In that current squad, he would be a big loss. I am not surprised there is a few other clubs sniffing around because he did well last season. To lose anyone that has been a part an integral part of the squad over the past two years is always going to hurt you. If they get rid of him I am unsure whether they can get someone in to fill his boots straight away. It would be a blow so I would like them to get the lad on a new contract. That would be great.”

Would you be a fan of us bringing in Flanagan?





I spoke on Wednesday about how I think bringing in Flanagan would be a good move for us to make because he offers us a lot of options due to his versatility across the back line, and now it seems as if we’d not only be getting a helpful player, but also a very talented one as well, at least he sounds promising at League One level.

The next question is going to be whether or not he can make the step up to the Championship if and when we do decide to bring him in.

What about you? What do you make of these comments from Phillips about our supposed target?

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