Date: 19th June 2017 at 12:03am
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With the speculation surrounding Birmingham City Football Club at the moment in regards to former Chelsea captain John Terry supposedly ready to sign for the club, there may come a time where Blues have to look elsewhere for defenders.

So far this summer Blues and Harry Redknapp have been linked with a handful of other centre backs as options to compete with what the club already have.

Newcastle United centre half Grant Hanley, Barnsley’s Marc Roberts and the previously mentioned Terry have been the names that seem to have stuck with the club at the moment but could there be other defenders out there that are on Redknapp’s wishlist?

I think there must be because he has to have back ups if the ones he is targeting don’t materialise into something.

With that being said, I have identified West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson as a potential target that could interest Blues if they are willing to splash the cash on a centre back.

Dawson, 27, is believed to be discussing a new contract with West Brom but he hasn’t yet signed one and with just one year left on his current deal, if the Baggies can’t come to an agreement with him, they could well look to sell him on.

Last season, Dawson played 39 games in all competitions for West Brom making him one of the most consistent names on the team sheet. During those games, he found the back of the net four times, including a brace against Arsenal in a 3-1 win, and he also picked up 10 yellow cards.

According to, Dawson has a market value of around £5.5 million meaning that is would be around the same mark as Roberts and Hanley so he could well be an option for Blues but it would be whether he could be convinced to move down to the Championship.

Blues fans, would you like to see the club launch another ambitious bid for somebody like Craig Dawson? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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7 Replies to “Birmingham City should target this West Brom defender”

  • I wonder if we do go for any other player that an ex – manager will try to out bid us ,..hughton …Bruce ….Rowett …MCcleish…….is their a grudge here …..

  • David.You may well be right here. We are in an area of old,end of road managers who may have grudges etc.As regards the Terry tug-of-war let them make fools of themselves as the only winner will be JT.

  • Dream on.?? What a joker. Dawson will leave a Premier league club and go to a relegation threatened team? What part of cuckoo land is this fool from?

  • It’s nice to see the local rival fans coming over to read the stories the guys publish, I’m sure Tom will be chuffed! Like he said in the article, it’s just his thoughts and I am sure that he knows that this would never happen anyway. However, with the pull of Harry Redknapp, you just never know what is going to happen!

  • Really ???????????????? How about Cristiano Ronaldo I here he could be for sale apparently he is quit good. Or what about Sergio Ramos do you think he would come to us?. As we need a defender.
    We could then employ a team of flying pigs for half time entertainment. Quality cant what. KRO Keep it real.

  • £5.5m??? If John Stones is worth £50m and Harry McGuire is worth £18m then a 27 year old with over 100 Premier League games under his belt is NOT valued at £5.5m!! Try doubling it and we’ll be in a position to begin negotiations!! 😀

  • 100 thousand pound a week could get blues many out of contract stars wanting to sign lets be real …..kro

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