Date: 1st September 2017 at 12:14am
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At one point it seemed nailed on, but Birmingham City were unable to get a Deadline Day deal for ex-Barcelona midfielder Alex Song over the line.

A permanent deal was in place originally until there were concerns over the fitness of the player.

Blues cooled their interest before going back with a loan offer, for which they couldn’t agree terms with Rubin Kazan for.

Harry Redknapp confirmed to fans that the club had signed him on loan, but it seems he wasn’t aware of the issues with the deal.

The club turned quickly to sign Everton youngster Liam Walsh on loan just before the deadline as a replacement for Song.

What a day it’s been, phew.

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4 Replies to “Deadline Day: Blues unable to complete Song deal”

  • When you sign an experienced player like Song for a big fee and wages you want him to hit the ground running. Not wait two to three weeks before he is fit. That in 6 games in the Championship. KRO

  • Song would have had a lot to offer however I agree with Plynch’s comment,we need players ready to play now.It’s very possible we may go back in for him in January,that seems a long way off and by then we should know where are team is likely to finish.Really very surprised we have let our dutch midfielder go to Rowett’s Derby,Maikel Kieftenbeld has been a great player for Blues,never saw his release coming,a more than capable player who I fear we will miss.

  • Totally agree with Le Hane on Keifenbeld.What amazes me is the figure of £600,000. Surely he must be valued higher.

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