Always good to have a backup plan in place.
Just makes me wonder though, if we were to bring this guy in before we brought in another forward, you’d have to start to worry about where our priorities are lying this window.
According to a report from West London Sport, QPR are willing to listen to offers when it comes to their goalkeeper Joe Lumley. Blues were linked with the 25-year-old stopper a few weeks ago, and even though the club have since gone on to sign Andres Prieto, there’s nothing to stop them bringing him in as a backup option.
Lumley has had an odd couple of years down at Loftus Road, having been the established number one there, then having to share the responsibility with Liam Kelly during the last campaign, and in that time he hasn’t really shown himself to offer a lot when it comes to keeping the ball out of the net, conceding 58 in 42 during the 18/19 league season, and 47 in 27 during 2019/20.
How many goalkeepers will Blues sign this summer?
And it’s those kinds of statistics that put me off Blues bringing him in, you want a solid pair of hands to be your backup stopper (and ideally in your first-choice too let’s be honesty), and let’s face it, Lumley just doesn’t have them.
Whether or not it’s all down to the defence that he has in front of him, I’ll be honest I don’t watch enough of them to know, but given the kind of defence he’d be getting himself behind at St Andrew’s, I don’t hold out much hope that he’d be able to come in and be an improvement, at least not a major one.
What about you? Do you think we should bring in Lumley this window?