I think the question might be somewhat redundant.
His contract is up at the end of the season, but who knows, a few injuries to a couple of first-team players between now and the end of the campaign, a good run of form in their place and he could earn himself a new deal. Let’s look on the positive side shall we?
I’m talking of course about Blues defender Cheick Keita.
The 24-year-old defender first signed for us in the winter window of 2017 but has found getting a spot in the first-team incredibly hard to come by, making just eleven appearances for the club in that time.
Should Keita be given more playing time?
So when @Blues_HQ posed the question on social media whether or not we should let go of the Malian in the summer, you’d imagine that the answer would be a resounding ‘yes’ because he clearly hasn’t proven himself at a stage where it’s worth keeping him. And whilst there were some fans who felt that way, there were a few supporters of his who felt like his career at St Andrew’s wasn’t totally over just yet.
Think he may get a contract if theres no body out there for left wing because we've got bela as a wide player and that's it imo! Mags has played his last game imo.
— Andrew Smith (@andreyoung06) May 19, 2020
It’s a shame we’ve never gave him a chance and with pederson wanting top flight football he could prove to be a good replacement
— Gareth Jones (@Gazlar94) May 19, 2020
People are way in over their head. The past 4 managers haven’t rated him. Goodbye
— Brxn (@Brxndinho10) May 19, 2020
He's looked brilliant whenever I've seen him play but there's got to be a reason for him not making the match-day squad despite being so talented.
Let him go, IMO.
— Richie Lum (@richiealum) May 19, 2020
I disagree we wouldnt let go off him. Let him play till the January transfer window and if us blues fans think his done great we keep him but if his shocking we sell him
— Brad,uk16 (@BradUk16) May 19, 2020
Genuinely forgot he existed
— James (@bcfcjames) May 19, 2020
Exactly they see him train every day, hasn’t set the world alight on those loans too.
— Michael Jabbari (@mike1983jabbari) May 19, 2020
What about you? What do you think we should do with Keita this summer?