Date: 10th April 2017 at 10:11am
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Gianfranco Zola will be backed in the transfer market this summer. It is understood that ‘significant funds’ (thought to be up to £25m) will be made available to strengthen the squad ahead of an expected play-off push next season.

Zola is likely to oversee an overhaul of the squad with several players coming in and others heading for the exit door.

As reported on Vital Blues yesterday, the club`s owners, Trillion Trophy Asia, are likely to give their full support to the Italian providing Blues stay up this season. The decision will be seen as a vote of confidence to Zola who retains belief in his ability to take the club forward.

The style of play he craves will be sought after in the summer transfer window as he puts plans in place to lure better quality players to St. Andrews. Although some of his January signings – Kerim Frei being the prime example – do not play regularly, that is likely to change next season when, hopefully, Blues are not fighting off the threat of relegation.

Zola recently announced that a crop of youngsters will not be handed new deals – including Charlee Adams and Koby Arthur – and others will depart. Zola also has a decision to make over the futures of Viv Solomon-Otabor and David Cotterill who have been out on loan.

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6 Replies to “Birmingham City to spend big this summer”

  • £25m Is not enough to overall the team so that’s 25m down the toilet. 25m spent on 5/6 players would be nice but Not if Zola is spending it as he will waste it. We don’t need to overall the team IMO. but we could do with 5/6 quality players we also need a top class striker this would cost 15m+ just for the striker. I would say we need to spend 40m to get the attacking team they want. A better manager that plays a good balanced style could put together a team that can compete with 25m – the striker but not Zola the best business TTA could do is to sack Zola forget about the continental style and get in a manager that plays that proven balanced style that works in the championship. Then give him that 25m.

  • David Village there is looking on the Brightside and there is being blinded by the light you my friend are blinded.

  • The question we should be asking is where is this money coming from. Are TTA bankrolling us or will they just pile a big debt on to the club? We don’t earn enough to enable us to warrant that sort of outlay. If we survive relegation and Zola is still in charge then unless we go up we will be in administration and in breach of FFP rules so will be hit with a transfer embargo.

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