Date: 21st May 2018 at 3:00pm
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Reports have suggested that David Stockdale will be allowed to leave the club this summer with the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting Leeds will be his destination.

Our no.13 has two years remaining on his contract at St Andrews but he is one of the top wage earners at the club, and this may have prompted the club’s decision to sell him.

On Twitter, fans were debating whether we should be letting go a player of his quality:

Verdict:

The 32-year-old was born in Leeds so it’s not surprising that the Whites would be his likeliest destination if he does leave. However, questions remain over why we would let him depart.

He wasn’t one of our most consistent performers last season, but he is a good goalkeeper and will be difficult to replace.

At 36 years of age, his understudy Tomasz Kuszczak would not be a long-term solution, and Garry Monk will have to recruit a new number one if Stockdale is sold.

 

4 Replies to “‘Best keeper since Foster’ – Fans Weigh In On Birmingham Star Exit Rumours”

  • Came from Canada and saw two games so impression not fair but he should not have let in the Sheffield Utd goal (at home). Did not appear to control penalty area but likely wages are a key. What is Connal Trueman like?

  • Good call Sid.
    We as fans do not now exactly what the financial situation is. So let’s trust Gary. He obviously has somebody in mind.
    KRO
    Anybody heard about season tickets for next season.

  • First Non International keeper as No 1 since Ian Bennett who was way better than Stockdale. Too many horrific errors that cost us points. Made some terrific save too to be fair. Whoever is bought by Redknapp is automatically over priced. That’s how he does business,forget all this charisma garbage. He was a con man.
    Foster it was suggested at the time he left would come back when we and the Baggies were in the same division. Ben would be worth £40k per week.

  • Not a great season for him but like most keepers they are either heroes or villains and if you want consistency it costs mega millions plus mega high wages. I would think the deal to get him to Blues in the first place was over the top as he had other offers, and one being to stay in the [Prem with Brighton, so my guess is that this is about getting the wages down to an acceptable level for FFP

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