Date: 6th August 2017 at 11:38pm
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If you were to ask any Birmingham City fan what they would like to happen in the next four weeks, I can almost guarantee it would be to see a top quality striker brought into the club.

Blues have so far seen two bids knocked back for Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill and it remains unclear as to whether they will now go back in with a final offer for the 25-year-old.

Last week Harry Redknapp confirmed that the price of players is getting out of hand, stating to the national press that he thought he could get Hugill for £3 million, but now Preston are looking for £6 million.

In the current transfer market, if you want a proven Championship striker who is different to what you already have then you are going to have to spend upwards of £5 million on them.

Blues’ current transfer record is £6 million, a sum which was paid out of cult hero Nikola Zigic, and in my opinion they are going to have to break that if they want to get promoted this season.

Albeit they may not break it on Hugill but they are going to have to go out and spend big money on a proven goal scorer if they want to get back into the top flight of English football.

The club have so far seen a fair few deals fall just short of the line and Redknapp has openly admitted that he isn’t where he wanted to be meaning that they club clearly need to pull their finger out in the last few weeks of the transfer window.

So far, Blues haven’t been linked with hundreds of strikers which begs the question, are they looking for real quality or are they just not looking at all?

Lois Diony turned us down in favour of staying in France. Hugill may or may not happen because of the club being stubborn over the transfer fee. Abel Hernandez of Hull City has been linked but will the club really pay the £11 million they are looking for?

Blues really do need to go hard or go home in these last few weeks of the transfer window because I feel as though the business we do now before the close of the window could be the difference between us being mid-table come January or being right in the top six mix.

Blues fans, do you agree that the club need to break their transfer record on a striker this summer? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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