He’s sending out quite the mixed message here I’d say.
On one hand, he’s telling us quite rightly not to panic and to realise this is a long-term project, but at the same time he hasn’t exactly given us anything to make us more confident we can start off on the right foot.
Taking to social media yesterday, noted Blues journalist Brian Dick gave fans a brief update on what is happening in the transfer market, and if you’re one of those fans that’s looking to a quick solution to our problems at either end of the pitch, particularly upfront, then it wasn’t the best of updates.
If #bcfc are making headway with a striker or goalkeeper I’m not hearing it at the moment. Perhaps they are, in the background. If not, it’s not ideal with the season soon to start but important to remember AK has been brought in for three years not just three points.
— Brian Dick (@briandick) September 9, 2020
How much will Blues spend in this window?
More than £15m
£15m or less
To some extent I think that Dick is right to try and pass on a sense of calm in the current climate, and with the transfer window still having just under a month to go there is still some time to sort things out.
However, if we don’t get quality players on the pitch pretty soon, then good results are unlikely to follow, and given what Aitor Karanka has said about the player’s mentality, that doesn’t bode well for how we go forward to start off the campaign.
Edit – Since writing this, it appears as though Neil Etheridge is set for a medical, so feel free to adjust your feelings and understanding of this article accordingly.