Date: 9th January 2020 at 7:00pm
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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?

Attack

Attack

Defence

Defence

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.

 
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8 Replies to “Birmingham City’s latest transfer target shows just how wrong things are at the club – Report”

  • Its all paper talk , most transfer talk is 98% bull anyway , not a chance of it going through as the EFL run our club.

  • Vardy came from non league and so have many other great players. Lee Hughes is another that springs to mind so where they come from and how much they cost is not something use for measuring a players ability to develop. In terms of the €10 million speculation it does fit with the clubs philosophy of bringing in players that can increase in value. Sure we don’t get to keep them for too long if they do well but it’s the only way clubs can survive in the EFL rule book
    At the start of the season it was mentioned that we are following the Brentford philosophy and it may take a few years, so let’s have some patience and faith, and as Tracey said take most of what we read from the speculators with a pinch of salt.

  • Vardy came from non league and so have many other great players. Lee Hughes is another that springs to mind so where they come from and how much they cost is not something used for measuring a players ability to develop.
    In terms of the €10 million speculation it does fit with the clubs philosophy of bringing in players that can increase in value. Sure we don’t get to keep them for too long if they do well but it’s the only way clubs can survive in the EFL rule book
    At the start of the season it was mentioned that we are following the Brentford philosophy and it may take a few years, so let’s have some patience and faith, and as Tracey said take most of what we read from the speculators with a pinch of salt.

  • Firstly he is not a winger he is an inside forward or centre forward. Secondly it is 10 million Lev not 10 million euros. It’s about 5.5 million pounds. Not £8.75 million as reported in the Media.

    Unfortunately the media call every player who plays in a wide position a winger. Would you call Mo salah a winger no you wouldn’t. He plays the same positions as Mohamed Salah. But nowhere near as good. KRO

  • Yes Gazal it was I who mentioned the Brentford template and very successful it has been with a new Stadium bought and players being bought cheap and sold on for huge profits over the last few years unfortunately our owners NEVER had a long term plan, they probably have one now ( although it was forced on them by the EFL) but the cost to the Club has been HUGE as we all know.

  • He may not be a Salah but at 21 and with good finishing skills he is worth a chance .. looking around Europe there are not many SALAH s going cheap …

    • Personally I don’t think Blues will sign anyone in the January Transfer Window more than likely they will wait until Summer when they can sell Bellingham for daft money

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