Well, at least we won’t be breaking any Financial Fair Play rules in the future if we keep it up at this rate.
Which would be a bit of a welcome relief seeing as we’ve had enough dealings with the authorities in the past few years. According to a report from Football Insider, Birmingham City are one of a number of clubs that are chasing after Sunderland central defender Tom Flanagan. The report states that we are in a tussle with Wigan Athletic and Coventry City for his services.
Flanagan, 28, has racked up over 200 career appearances so far in his career, predominately as a central defender, although he has dabbled at right-back and left-back as well as on either wing, so you can say he’s a fairly versatile character when it comes to what he can offer, and that’s why I think he would be perfect for the Blues to pursue.
If you take a look at what the squad is going to look at for next season, we currently have two players for every position across the backline, but seeing as some of them like Geraldo Bajrami and Josh Cogley aren’t exactly regulars in the first-team, who knows what their future is going to look like.
Are you concerned about the size of the squad?
With the introduction of someone like Flanagan, who can play across the backline, you are effectively trimming the needs of the squad (saving on wages) whilst at the same time ensuring that you have cover at all the relevant positions. And the fact that we’d be getting him on a free would also be a bit of a bonus for us.
Two birds one stone in that sense.
What about you? Do you think we should be going after someone like Flanagan?