It’s a baffling transfer rumour for a number of reasons.
First off, there’s the fee involved, and the second is that it’s not really a position the Blues need to be looking at. But as the last couple of days have shown, nothing truly makes sense at St Andrew’s, so let’s just go with it.
According to a report from Romanian outlet Telekom, Birmingham City lodged a €10m bid for Steaua Bucharest’s 21-year-old forward Dennis Man. Man, who is predominantly a winger but has also dabbled at playing centre-forward and in attacking midfield has 40 goals and 22 assists in all competitions throughout his career despite his young age, so he can clearly provide a bit of a cutting edge in attack.
However, given the huge financial problems that the Blues are finding themselves in right about now, the idea that the Blues would splash out that sort of money for a winger/centre-forward, something that the club has got plenty of at the moment, especially when you throw in the likes of Dan Crowley and Fran Villalba who have been playing wide this season, is quite astonishing.
Honestly, I’m not sure which is the more surprising aspect, the fee or the player itself, so I’m just going to go ahead and call it a draw.
Look, it’s pretty obvious that the Blues are going into this transfer window with their hands tied somewhat behind their backs, so we can’t afford to mess around with these pointless targets. We may only have the chance to bring in one player, and even then it probably won’t be for a lot of money.
Where do the Blues need to focus on most?
I’d be investing in someone defensive, because at the moment the Blues hold the 4th worst record in the division when it comes to conceding goals. Once you stop the rot at the back, then you at least have a platform to build on in attack.