See, this is the problem with transfer deadline day and leaving things until the last minute.
It means we don’t have a lot of time to do anything about it, and it puts an awful lot of pressure on an awful lot of people. But it’s all part of the fun, so let’s just sit back and enjoy it.
According to a report from Football Insider, Watford are ‘plotting a move’ to sign Kristian Pedersen from the Blues ahead of Friday’s deadline. The 25-year-old left-back has been one of Birmingham City’s standout performers this season, coming in second to only Lukas Jutkiewicz in WhoScored.com’s rankings, so losing him would be a bitter pill to swallow.
See ordinarily, I’d be OK with this sort of transfer rumour, and I wouldn’t be against the idea of him going, I’ve always maintained that everybody has their price, and that you should always be willing to move people on if you can invest the funds to find a replacement, or put the money elsewhere in the squad.
However, I feel that this has come far too late for us to even consider this sort of thing. If we’d have been approached earlier in the window, I’d have said we should take the money. Lord knows we could do with the funds, both on the pitch and off it, and we could have used that money to try and bring in a better calibre of forward than Scott Hogan, who I have my doubts about.
But given the timeframe, even if we do have some options to fall back on with the likes of Cheick Keita and Jonathan Grounds, I think it would be a smart move for the club to reject this move, because the time for us to get an adequate replacement for such a key player for us just simply isn’t enough.
Should we sell Pedersen for the right amount?
If they want to come back for him in the summer, then fine, especially if we are still in the Championship, it will give us a good chance to press the reset button on a few positions and the funds from this transfer would be a great way to go about it.