Date: 23rd July 2018 at 5:00pm
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We are interested in signing Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Oliver Norwood, according to journalist Tom Heslop on Twitter.

The Northern Ireland international spent last season out on loan at Fulham but has returned to the Seagulls this summer.

For the Cottagers, he made 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and providing three assists. He was, however, used more sparingly by Slavisa Jokanovic in the second half of the campaign.

With the player deemed surplus to requirements on the South Coast, we are believed to be prepared to offer £1.5m for the 27-year-old to bring him to St Andrew’s.

The club could do with a player of Norwood’s ilk. He can play in central midfielder but he is able to pick out a pass and score a few goals. His 53 caps for Northern Ireland means he also has a good deal of experience.

Do you think we should go after him? Let me know in the poll:

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9 Replies to “Birmingham Line Up Swoop For For Northern Ireland Playmaker – Report”

  • Its not just creativity we need at the moment its cover as Digger is going to be out for a while, and we suffered when he was out last season so he is the right sort of player on both counts.

  • Good player at bargain price but expect wages will be high. Unless we can get a few players off the books I doubt the EFL will lift the transfer embargo or allow us to register him. Could we pay him £11500 PW and pay the rest in lump sums?

  • From what I hear all the time we can’t sign anyone anyway so what’s the point of what we think we have been linked with so many players but still we ain’t signed anyone fed up with it all now .

  • If the embargo is lifted he would add to the squad which is paper thin on senior professionals.Yes go for him if we can.

  • I still think it will get lifted personally if we could get him for that value wow when you see stoke spending 6 mil on McLean great value

  • My feeling is that this embargo will be lifted which will see a mini flurry of transfer activity. Monk’s silence,although a little concerning,is understandable.He will have been frustrated along with the potential of new arrivals,who must themselves be concerned. No doubt some would have been earmarked for the Austrian tour along with Monk’s preferred goalkeeper. As it was he had to make the decision to rely on youth which was applauded by many. However,to rely on younger players in the Championship is a massive gamble,and I don’t see Monk as a gambler. Almajir has given his views on our FFP issue and of the club’s inability to provide the necessary paperwork etc. All makes good reading,albeit alarming at times as to what threats could come our way. We hear nothing from the club,nothing from any other source,including any glimmer of encouragement for the new season ticket holders.This is what this,so far sad summer has been like for blues supporters.Simply put-shoddy.

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