The transfer window never really goes away does it?
I think so long as we’re still under threat of announcing yet another free agent signing, much like how we were all surprised with when Bernard Sun was announced last week, we may as well keep talking about the transfer windows.
Birmingham Live have put together the figures and worked out just how much money Birmingham earned this summer in comparison to other clubs in the Championship, using figures that they gathered from Transfermarkt.
It turns out that the Blues came eighth in terms of money secured from other clubs. Weirdly enough we managed to do that despite only selling two high profile players, Che Adams and Jota. When you factor in the amount we paid for players coming in, and that gives us an overall profit of just under £10m.
Given that Birmingham are still not too far removed from the Financial Fair Play penalties of last season, I don’t want to get too excited over the news, but at least it shows that the club is going in the right direction and should give us a little bit of flexibility when and if we need to make any moves in the winter.
Hopefully it doesn’t come to that, we’ve already got a pretty decent sized squad at the moment, so it’s not as if we’re in desperate need of another player, however you never know if the injury bug might affect the squad like it did Leeds United last year.
How would you like to see the money invested when we get to the January window? Do you think we should go for one big signing? Or would you rather we broke it down into a number of cheaper additions? Or would you rather the money went on installing some decent Wi-Fi at St Andrew’s? I’d go for the latter but then I’m just selfish when it comes to those sort of things.