Date: 14th June 2017 at 1:38am
Written by:

Yesterday evening the news broke that Birmingham City had agreed to sign Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper David Stockdale on a three year deal once his current deal with the Seagulls ends later this month.

This news came as a huge shock to everyone, including those who aren’t supporters of the club, and the move comes just a few weeks after current goalkeepers Adam Legzdins, Conal Trueman and Tomasz Kuszczak all signed contract extensions.

However, despite the confusion, the move is being hailed as the start of the Harry Redknapp era at Blues and the move is certainly welcomed by all of us here at Vital Birmingham, as it has been by the vast majority of supporters.

The deal shows that the club have a real intent to mount a push towards the Premier League next season and even Stockdale himself has already said just how great the club is and that he wants to make it two promotions in two season which automatically puts him in a good light.

Not only does that put him in a good light but the fact that he was the best goalkeeper in the division last season also puts him in a good light and I believe that is why Redknapp has brought him in because he sees just what the former Fulham keeper can offer to us going forward next campaign.

Speaking of going forward, it is now expected that Redknapp will ramp up his efforts to bring in more of his targets, even if he does look set to miss out on Andre Wisdom and Jonny Hayes, who look like they are joining Derby County and Celtic respectively.

Despite that, it is our understanding that Redknapp has plenty more ‘irons in the fire’ so to say and we fully expect things to take off now that the first signing has been made.

With that in mind, it will be interesting to see where Redknapp goes from here. Will he continue to surprise us by making a move for someone who we haven’t yet been linked with or will he pounce on a player that we have been suggested to have had an interest in?

Could we see an ambitious move for Ligue One striker Lois Diony materialise? Could another promotion winning player come in in the shape of Grant Hanley? Will Redknapp look to bring in another free agent perhaps?

I suppose only time will tell but after the signing of Stockdale it is clear to see that Redknapp is working from back to front and that’s a good sign!

Blues fans, are you happy to have David Stockdale on board? What are you expecting from Harry Redknapp next? Let us know in the comment section down below!

Click for the forum

Comments are closed.