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Ranked: The top five signings made by the Blues in the Pep Clotet era

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I mean, we have to fill the time with something with there being no actual football to report on, and it’s a lot smarter than some of the rankings that seem to be taking place right now.

So, here is my ranking of the top 5 signings made since Pep Clotet took charge in the summer. I should state, this is my list. This isn’t your list, this isn’t your neighbour’s list, this isn’t the next guy’s list, so don’t get too angry at me if you disagree with any of these:

5 – Jake Clarke-Salter: Someone who hasn’t been able to get a lot of game time with the likes of Marc Roberts and Harlee Dean in front of him most of the time, but a player who has stepped up to the plate whenever called for, indeed keeping club captain Dean out of the team for a while. Currently averaging double the amount of blocks per game than his two centre-back counterparts.

4 – Dan Crowley: Someone who came to the club as more of a central midfielder, but has now managed to get himself a lot of time out on the wing since moving to B9 and has flourished in his new role. Bought for under £1m, this could go down as one of the bigger bargains that the Blues have made in some time. Currently leads the team when it comes to pass completion percentage.

3 – Ivan Sunjic: A player who came to the club to great fanfare from the supporters and has certainly lived up to that billing. He could probably add a few more goals to his game, especially if they come like they did against Derby County, but certainly someone who has become instrumental to keeping the Blues ticking over, coming second in terms of passes per game with the Blues and completing over 75% of said passes.

2 – Jeremie Bela: This guy has been a breath of fresh air when it comes to play out wide for the Blues. Having joined the club later in the season, he’s made an instant impact to life at St Andrews. With four goals and five assists in his 24 appearances, including a dramatic late equaliser against Coventry City to spare our blushes, hopefully this time off will allow him some time to heal from his injury so he can come back and give us another boost when things restart.

Was Hogan our signing of the season?





1 – Scott Hogan: Seven goals and one assist in nine appearances for the club, and establishing a great partnership with Lukas Jutkiewicz up top. Do I really need to say any more?

So, now I want to know your list. Let me know in the comments down below.

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