Date: 3rd September 2017 at 8:17pm
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Earlier today we brought you the news that Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp was keen on bringing free agent Youssouf Mulumbu to St. Andrew’s.

The 30-year-old spent the majority of his career to date at Midland rivals West Bromwich Albion, playing over 200 times during a six year spell at The Hawthorns.

We spoke to Baggies fan and expert Nathan Bliss to get more of an insight into what the midfielder would bring to the Blues side:

Youssouf Mulumbu was, and always will be, a cult hero at West Bromwich Albion.

Known for his infectious personality and constant positivity off the pitch, Mulumbu was a key player for Albion in their promotion from the Championship in 2010, and was a mainstay in their Premier League side for the next four years.

The Congo international was a midfielder with great athleticism and stamina, able to run further and faster than most, but he offered a lot more than that.

The former PSG man had better than average technical ability, with good passing and dribbling skills, and was always keen to roam forward at every opportunity.

His signature move was running past the striker and making late runs into the box, often late on in a game, where he could pop up and score important goals.

Although his box-to-box nature was exciting to watch, his eagerness to get forward could often leave gaps in West Brom`s midfield, so he was almost always deployed as part of a two-man midfield partnership.

Even though he was a strong tackler and had a talent for intercepting opposition passes, he was always keen to roam into attacking positions. This undisciplined style of play made him unsuitable to being a pure sitting midfielder.

Blues fans, does Mulumbu sound like the type of player that the current squad could be lacking? Would you take a punt on him and bring him in on a free?

We’d like to thank Nathan for giving us his thoughts on Mulumbu. You can see more of his work by following him on Twitter @Nathan_Bliss14.

 
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