Date: 21st January 2020 at 8:00pm
Written by: Mark Day

Looks as if fans have started to show a little bit more sympathy in the situation than they were before.

Having not really produced much at St Andrew’s this season, it looks as if Fran Villalba’s time at St Andrew’s is finally coming to a close.

According to reports from the Spanish outlet La Voz Del Almeria, Fran Villalba’s move away from St Andrew’s is very nearly approaching its conclusion, with UD Almeria supposedly agreeing to a fee of around €1.8m for his services, which comes out to about £1.5m at time of writing (via

There have been some suggestions, such as from journalist Richard Wilford, that part of the reason this deal is going through, is because Villalba feels homesick, so a move back to his homeland seems more like a personal reason rather than a professional one.

In light of this news, it looks as if Blues fans have come to accept this and aren’t exactly holding it against him as his departure grows nearer. Perhaps it goes some way to explaining why he hasn’t quite managed to rack up the numbers in B9.

How many players will leave Birmingham this window?

Less than 5

Less than 5

5 or more

5 or more

And whilst I sympathise with him to some extent, let’s just hope that whoever replaces him isn’t afflicted with the same problems.

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