Date: 27th May 2017 at 12:49am
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When it comes to making signings nowadays, football clubs can often be perceived as being narrow minded when it comes to looking at players who are currently playing in a different country.

Unless you are a superstar, then the likelihood of a player moving from abroad to an English club, especially clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two, is very short, but there is talent out there that can thrive in this division.

Look at Maikel Kieftenbeld, nobody really knew anything about him and for £160,000, you could argue that he has been the bargain of the last four or five years in terms of players that have come in for Blues.

With all that in mind, I decided to take a look at the Bundesliga and see what little known talent they have that could be available for Birmingham City to buy this summer.

Upon looking, I stumbled across Freiburg striker Nils Petersen, a name that not many people will have heard of and not many fans outside of the German top flight will know that much about.

Well, the striker, who is currently 28-years-old has found the back of the net 11 times in 34 appearances in all competitions this season, including nine in the league.

With nine goals in the league, the striker who is 6ft 2, averages a goal every 123 minutes which could be turned into a much better ratio once he has adapted to the physicality of the English game should he make the move.

According to, Petersen is reportedly valued at around £3 million, a price that Blues should be looking to pay this summer should Trillion Trophy Asia give Harry Redknapp a large transfer kitty, which I believe they will.

Although I am unsure as to whether Redknapp will look abroad for players, should he choose to do so, I believe that Petersen could be a hidden gem that is just waiting for his chance to shine.

He would have to compete with Che Adams, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Clayton Donaldson, but with plenty of competition at his current club Freiburg, I am sure that he is used to fighting for his place in the team.

Blues fans, would you like to see Harry Redknapp take a look at players who are available in other countries? Let us know your thoughts on Nils Petersen and if you have your eye on any players you think the club should look at in the comment section down below!

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