Date: 3rd August 2017 at 10:55pm
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Why have the Blues found it such a hard transfer window?

Many factors are often attributed to this question, the most common being a lack of financial support.

Former manager Gary Rowett often found this to be a real hindrance during his tenure.

Harry Redknapp however spoke of only taking on the permanent role with the club if he was assured financial backing; it would be hard to see that as an answer.

Redknapp and Jeff Vetere have certainly been trying and it was clear from the pre-Ipswich Town press conference that Harry was frustrated.

The loan deals have stalled and other clubs have increased prices excessively. Lazio are holding out for some reason on Ravel Morrison, and Bristol City are proving resolute on defender Aden Flint.

The Agyemang Badu situation sums up the transfer window, what more can the board do if a player agrees to move to the club and then signs for someone else in the morning?

Blues fans have been frustrated, but so have the board, and I feel that it has not been for want of trying.

Saying that we have been unlucky feels like a copout, but there is little else to point toward a logical explanation.

Money always comes into the game, and perhaps estimations and buyouts haven`t been as generous as they should have been.

Jose Mourinho has made comments saying that the Neymar deal in itself is not bad, but the effects of it will be – where bang average players are going for excessive amounts.

The transfer market is simply inflating at such a pace, that championship prices are going up and up.

It seems a shame but Blues might have to be prepared to spend even bigger to achieve our promotion dreams.

Redknapp may have been financially tentative, slow-moving or just unlucky, but I feel it might`ve been a combination of the three.

Blues fans, what do you make of the lack of activity in the transfer window to date? How many more players need to come in? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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