I think it was only a matter of time before we started seeing some players outgoing.
And even though we’ve discussed how many options that we have at our disposal, it turns out that there are still a couple of players that won’t be able to get themselves much of a look-in this season. That’s the situation facing Blues midfielder Gary Gardner right now, as Peter O’Rourke explained that AFC Bournemouth are considering making a move for him.
Perhaps if the clubs had agreed to continue the five substitutes rule from last season, then he might have been able to carry on in some form of supporting role, but with those options limited with the likes of Mikel San Jose, Ivan Sunjic and Adam Clayton all competing for that spot right now, regular game time just isn’t something that we’re going to be able to offer him.
Which Gardner has been the better Blue?
I personally wouldn’t be too depressed to see this move happen, whilst I have nothing against Gardner, I just think that the ‘changing of the guard’ as it were has left him in a bad situation, because of the new faces in front of him.
Perhaps it’s simply a case of Gardner not being able to fit in to Karanka’s style, and whilst I said that each player needs to be given their fair chance, I think enough time has passed for a fair assessment to be given. Either way, for the good of the club it’s probably best that we try to find some way of cashing in on him whilst we still can.
What about you? What do you make of this news regarding Gardner? Do you think that the club should sell him?