Date: 17th August 2020 at 3:00pm
Written by: Mark Day

Well, at least we’re making some form of progress when it comes to the position.

Although it looks as if progress might be incredibly slow in the next couple of days according to reports. According to Alan Nixon at The Sun, the Blues are trying to bring in Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow, but it’s not going to be as straight forward as that, as they apparently need to wait for Steve Bruce to get his things in order before Darlow will be allowed to leave.

Darlow has got plenty of experience in this division, both with the aforementioned Geordies as well as Nottingham Forest, and at the age of 29 he’d be able to give us a few good years of service, as opposed to when we signed Lee Camp when he was 33, and it’s a combination of those factors that make me think Darlow is arguably the perfect signing for us to be making.

We’re not bringing in a youngster who is still learning the ropes and could be viable to make more mistakes than normal, nor would we be bringing in someone who is on the downswing of their career (which is what put me off Joe Hart when he became a free agent).

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My one concern about the whole thing though will be the time constraints. It’s good to see that signings are starting to come through the door as Blues announced the George Friend deal at the weekend, but as I’ve said before, the sooner that we can get someone in place, the better.

And if we have to keep waiting on other clubs to get our business done, we could be missing out on other good players (like when Wes Foderingham joined Sheffield United after he was linked with us a few months ago).

What about you? What do you make of this news regarding Darlow?

 
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