It’s been a pretty quiet summer so far for the Blues.
I suppose when you’ve had the financial difficulties that they’ve had in the past, it’s probably best to keep your wallet closed. However that could be about to change, depending on who you believe, as the Blues could be about to sign Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter.
Clarke-Salter was on the verge of signing for Birmingham back in 2017, when Harry Redknapp was in charge, however circumstances elsewhere meant that they were forced to abandon the plan. Seemingly out of nowhere though, rumours have started to circulate online that Clarke-Salter is set to finally make the move to St Andrew’s two years later.
The majority of these reports stem from one story claiming that Clarke-Salter was at Birmingham’s recent friendly away at Bristol Rovers, something that has been claimed by supporters from both teams.
Jake Clarke-Salter was with Craig Gardner at the Bristol Rovers game #BCFC
— Sean (@BrexitTackle) July 23, 2019
Although there was a more concrete version of events, and that came from Matt Law at The Daily Telegraph, who said that they were in ‘pole position’ to sign him.
With this ‘news’ now out in the public, fans were abuzz on Tuesday with news that the deal was seemingly nearing completion. This could just be a case of a false alarm, but that didn’t stop these Blues fans taking to Twitter to air their views on the latest developments. Developments being used in the loosest possible sense.
Nothing is official until the lad is holding the shirt or scarf so let's wait and see
— Tom Craven (@TomCraven93) July 23, 2019
Jake clarke salter would be a nice little addition.
— Jake (@KeepRightOn1990) July 23, 2019
Gary Gardner, Dan Crowley and Jake Clarke-Salter would be decent business so far. Still a striker and winger short though.
— Jordan (@jordmarley) July 23, 2019
Hearing that Jake Clarke-Salter is linked with Blues. Hasn’t got the best CV but he’s obviously highly rated at Chelsea and England. Wouldn’t be against him signing.
— Tom (@tpfo_football) July 23, 2019
Jake Clarke-Salter on loan from Chelsea?? Seeing people tweet about it but would be a out the blue signing if true. I would take him but until anything is officially announced then I just believe it’s rumours. #BCFC
— BCFC (@BCFCEVERYTHING) July 23, 2019
Hearing jake Clarke-Salter is singing on a loan, his a CB from Chelsea. Don't know how true it is but sounds promising, now another CM & Striker and were complete #BCFC
— Lewis Stokes (@Lewis_stokes_) July 23, 2019
Clarke-Salter? Another gem on the old career mode
— Jack (@JackBCFC_) July 23, 2019