Date: 30th June 2017 at 5:47pm
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Birmingham City`s transfer window is beginning to heat up with Barnsley captain Marc Roberts on the verge of signing for the club.

Another man that may potentially be joining him at St. Andrew`s next season is Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill.

He’s the latest player to be linked with the club and after an impressive 13-goal season, you can understand why Harry Redknapp would be interested.

The 25-year-old played a crucial role in the success at Deepdale last season as Simon Grayson led Preston to a top half finish that has since earned him the job at Sunderland.

From an outside looking in point of view, Hugill looks a very attractive prospect to any Championship side after the campaign he’s just had.

He’s a player that’s great in the air, loves a battle with defenders and can hold his own in this league.

However, isn’t this pretty much what Lukas Jutkiewicz does?

You could argue that Hugill is a better finisher and a bit more mobile which would allow him to run the channels and chase lost causes.

He’d definitely be a worthy signing in my opinion but only if we brought in another striker completely different to both Jutkiewicz and Hugill.

We’re going to need someone that plays with a lot more flair and pace if we’re going to compete at the top end of the table next season.

That’s where I expect Redknapp and his team to look overseas for a foreign signing that can do the business.

Lois Diony would’ve been the perfect addition to the side but a deal to bring him to the Second City looks to be fading.

There’s no doubt that Hugill is a very decent player that can cut it in the Championship and I’d happily take him but can he take us to the next level? Im not too sure.

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8 Replies to “Opinion: What Hugill would bring to Blues”

  • About right Luke. We need depth in the squad and that means two of everything so with the Don being told he can go this lad is the ideal replacement and possibly has a bit more to offer. No disrespect to the Don but most of his goals have come from penalties and although he runs himself into the ground his overall finishing isn’t that good. I agree with everyone that we need a fox in the box type of player and I’m certain we will get one, or even two.

  • Underwhelmed at the moment. Is Hugill the type we are looking at with Jukey and Donaldson already here. Must say I did think we were looking at a higher level or is it we are still the paupers of our neighbourhood.

  • Hugill As a lot more to his game than just the big man in the box. He is a aggressive player something different to what we already have. He will fight for the ball he wins the ball and if not he wins a penalty. He is nothing like Jutkiewicz he as some similar quality’s to Donaldson but a much younger better replacement cant see anything wrong he would be a good sighing.

  • Maybe you are right Waycool. My hope is that Harry really does bring in some quality signings as with Sunderland,Middlesbrough,Leeds,Villa and 4other strong contenders-we need good quality to stay around them until the January window.

  • I say give the lad a chance. With adams behind putting balls through to him. We could see a good result. And it could work. Let’s hope so.

  • I think Hugill is a replacement for Donaldson. I hear we are also being linked with Sam Winnal from Sheffield Wednesday.

  • Ijaz H He would be but don’t even know if this link is real. SW’s Wendell has been spotted at Birmingham he was at the training ground not training mind in his own cloths. Talking with Robbo and Toral.

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