Date: 13th August 2019 at 7:00pm
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The transfer window never truly goes away does it?

Despite closing last Thursday for Championship and Premier League clubs, the summer spending spree is still going on for a number of clubs around the world, as well as further down the football leagues in England.

As a result, Birmingham City are still vulnerable from clubs coming and taking their players, and that looks to be the case for one man in particular. A report from BirminghamLive today states that German side Hamburg and Portuguese team Braga are interested in bringing in Blues’ Kerim Mrabti.

Mrabti hasn’t been in B9 very long, having only signed for the club back in January, he is only here officially on an 18-month deal. Although the club does have the option of extending it for another year, they needn’t bother going through all that.

Personally, I think it might be best if the club moves away from the Swede. The writing is on the wall that his time is up with the likes of Fran Villalba, Alvaro Gimenez & Dan Crowley all having signed for the club this summer.

When you add in Lukas Jutkiewicz’s new contract as well, and opportunities are going to be limited for the Swede. Even more limited now as there aren’t even any cup games left for him to fall back on, thanks to the defeat to Portsmouth last week.

If he had produced better numbers, then I might be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt and let him stay a little bit longer, however in his 13 appearances for the Blues so far he’s only managed to find the net once and provide one additional assist. His contract is also somewhat beneficial to the club when deciding what to do, seeing as it runs out next summer, that incentivises the club to get the deal done now when clubs actually want him. If he stays sitting on the bench all season, then chances are people aren’t going to want to come back in for him next year.

He is surplus to requirements and as a result, he needs to be sold so that funds can be generated for areas of the squad that actually need reinforcements, starting with the defence.

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7 Replies to “Blues must strike while iron is hot and capitalise on offers from abroad – Opinion”

  • I believe he is still very Mutch in Pep’s plans.
    I would not call him surplus to requirements
    He is a good player that has not had any chance as of yet. But he as and does as he’s required when in the team or coming on off the bench. He is very different to any of the other midfielders we have. He offers something different and he’s wrong to comparing to any of the other players like tyou have. If anything we need him mote now than ever. KRO

  • We can’t replace him and our squad is already thin. He has looked half decent . I think he is a useful squad player at the very least.

  • Wow cannot believe the first comment …. He is a good player , what if either of the four players mentioned gets injured … the squad is what it is come round about January with the run to the finish of the season we will need him to cover 100 % …. KRO


  • I agree with previous comments, he will be a more than useful squad player. We need him at the club more than we need the money.
    Lets keep him at least until Christmas then reassess the situation.

  • Even if we cash in, we cannot get anyone till next window. Do we need the cash now? And I agree with the above. He will be a very good squad player. And the fact that Pep used him in preseason means He is in Pep’s plans.

  • Best solution is to stop reacting to this nonsense. Its click bait journalism. Must spend most of the day thinking of something controversial to write just so he gets visits and posts meaning the site gets clicks on the ads.

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