Date: 5th August 2019 at 7:30pm
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How do you solve a problem like Isaac Vassell?

Actually, that might be a tad harsh to call him a problem, but the situation that surrounds him is certainly proving to be one. A report from back in July by Alan Nixon, said that the Blues were looking to loan out Vassell when they had brought in another striker, with his former club Luton Town seemingly the most likely destination.

However those plans have apparently hit a bit of a rocky patch because, again according to Nixon, Swansea City have joined the race to sign him. The key difference here is that the Welsh side look set to try and buy the 25-year-old outright whereas Luton Town are more likely to take him on loan.

So what should the club do in this situation?

Whilst it may be tempting to send him out on loan and have him as an emergency option by recalling him later on in the year, the fact that they are willing to let him leave in the first place is probably a good indicator of his future, or lack thereof at St Andrew’s.

It isn’t as if he’s some 19-year-old that you want to send out to gain experience, at his age you’d expect a lot better from him than one goal in 24 appearances for the club. It’s better to just wash your hands of the situation, wish him good luck and bring in someone better.

That’s why I personally think the club would be better off selling him now and using that extra money to push the George Puscas deal over the line. Reports from last week suggested that the clubs were still a little bit far away when it came to their evaluation of the Romanian. I just think that the chance to sign such a proven striker as Puscas won’t come along next summer and this is the time to strike.

As I’ve said before the Blues seriously need to address the forward position in the final days of the window, and selling off Vassell in order to get a strike partner that can take some of the load off of Lukas Jutkiewicz is a great way to go about it.

With the window closing on Thursday though, there’s not a lot of time left to make a move, so these deals will have to be made sharpish.

 
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4 Replies to “Do Birmingham say cheerio or goodbye with 25-year-old striker? – Report”

  • I think Puscas is the only replacement for Adams come on blues put your hand in your pocket pay 9 million out is a big risk worth taking I think now act now or league one next year.

  • Would love the Puscas deal to happen but we have to take many things into account to name just a few:
    Does he want to play for BCFC
    Does he want to play in England
    Does he want to play in Englands second tier
    Can we afford him
    Can we afford his wage demands
    Will he fit in with the other players
    and then:
    Will he adapt to a more physical game and different language?

  • if we can get him your right.. but we need a proven striker now ..i cant understand why other strikers are not being bid for unless he we are making a last minute bid but that is one hell of a gamble accounting for injuries even with promising youngsters ..

  • We need more than 2 strikers. I’d keep Vassell and buy another 2 strikers. I think we would be better off getting two proven championship strikers than going for an unproven superstar who is gonna cost more than we can afford

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