Date: 18th May 2018 at 1:03pm
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David Stockdale has been told he can leave he can leave Birmingham City, according to Phil Hay, Chief Football Writer at the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 32-year-old signed for Blues from Brighton last summer after helping the Seagulls to Premier League promotion.

Signed by Harry Redknapp, Stockdale reportedly earns £35,000 a week making him one of the top earners at St. Andrews.

If Stockdale leaves, Blues are likely to seek a replacement. Tomasz Kuszczak, 36, is still at the club, as is youngster Conal Trueman.

Stockdale made 39 appearances for Blues last season and was Garry Monk’s first choice since taking the reigns in March.

Stockdale’s wages are likely to have been a sticking point when planning for next season. But despite his inconsistent performances, he remains a competent Championship ‘keeper and Blues will do well to find a replacement if, indeed, that is their plan.

 

4 Replies to “Blues set to cash in on their Stock”

  • Well rumours are rob. Green could be coming be a decent replacement at this level I don’t understand why people are fussed about him going and wasn’t he a one of the player’s being disrupting ?

  • I’m a bit surprised Monks made him available, however, if we get a fee and it frees up the £35k he’s reputedly on, then it gives Monk more wiggle room on incomings and brings the wage bill down, which, With FFP said to be inevitable, would help to ease it’s impact, hopefully,
    I also wonder how much Monks statement about only wanting a squad of players with ‘the right mentality’ relates to Stockdale. He has looked a little ‘heavy’ and ‘sluggish’ at times.
    I can’t help thinking that this decision gives Monk more to do. Surely he’ll need to bring in another ‘keeper’ as just going with Kuszczak and Truman would leave us a bit light and anyway he’s already been linked with Bain, who ended up joining Celtic.
    Whilst I have COMPLETE confidence in Garry Monk, in whatever he does, I feel there’s more important positions we need to address, creative midfielder, goalscoring striker, target man and at least another left back, that’s even if Grounds is retained.
    I don’t think Stockdale will be the only player in the starting eleven to leave, Dean, Jota, Maghom, Adams, and even Harding are vulnerable, if offers were to come in, I wouldn’t be surprised if any of them were allowed to leave, but surely, it’s got to be for the right money.
    I was already interested to see what Garry Monk would do in the close season, but now I’m all the more intrigued to see who we end up with come the close of the transfer window.
    I just hope FFP doesn’t scupper Monks plans, although, I’m sure he’ll cope with whatever’s thrown at him.

    K R O

  • FFP won’t scupper Monks plans.Just like Wolves,Villa and a few others.As regards outgoings,I do agree we could be yet surprised as to who goes depending on what’s good for the club.Jota could be a surprise.

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