Date: 23rd September 2020 at 9:00am
Written by: Mark Day

So, it would appear as if we’re doing some good business this window.

Perhaps best emphasised by the reaction that the signing of Mikel San Jose has received from those outside the club. But when one player comes in, it might mean the end for a couple of players’ time at St Andrew’s.

I don’t want to take full credit for this, this was partly taken by when I stumbled upon @almajir’s tweet the other day, but it really got me thinking about who could be the players to depart if we are to make room for San Jose in the starting eleven.

Almajir suggested that David Davis and Maikel Kieftenbeld are the ones that could possibly make way,  and if you take a look at the current makeup of the squad, both in terms of the players we have at various positions, and how they’d fit into Aitor Karanka’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Davis I think would be the first to go.

Blues will sign ____ more players this window?

No

No

1-2

1-2

3+

3+

However, I think that there’s still something about Kieftenbeld that makes me think he’ll still be needed in the rotation, along with Gary Gardner, he just adds that bit of solidity in front of the back four that San Jose will likely bring, so I don’t think that we should be looking to get rid of him just yet. And whilst Davis does that job as well, I just think that Kieftenbeld is better than Davis, so that’s why I put him ahead on the chain.

There are a few names that might be up for the chop, Agus Medina being one of them, and dare I say it, but when Josh McEachran recovers from his injury, I think he’ll be shipped out as well.

Looking at that midfield two, I think it’s going to be a rotating cast of Sunjic, San Jose (as the two starters), Gardner Kieftenbeld and Adam Clayton to take those jobs. Five players is probably enough to hold us for the rest of the season, but that’s just my view.

What about you? Do you think we need to get rid of any players this window? And if so, who?

 
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One Reply to “Opinion: One man in, but how many out at St Andrew’s to accommodate him?”

  • San Jose has got to prove he can in the Championship. Many Spanish players haven’t been able to adjust – just ask Clotet!!

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