Date: 23rd April 2020 at 3:00pm
Written by: Mark Day

They say that the early bird gets the worm. Well now it looks as if those that are going to wait might be the ones to benefit instead.

A recent report from CIES Football Observatory pointed out that the value of players are constantly dropping whilst there is no football going on, and that could have a dangerous knock-on effect when it comes to clubs in the Championship.

Indeed, according to a report from Football Insider, our fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest could be forced to sell two of their key assets, Joe Worrall and Matty Cash for less than they hoped for as teams have to deal with a lack of matchday revenue as games look set to take place behind closed doors.

As a result, we may not exactly be in a position to command as much as we want for players, because our leverage is going to get weaker and weaker and weaker as time goes on.

And for a club like us, who have got a very valuable asset on our hands in the form of Jude Bellingham, who has been valued as high as £30m, that price might be dropping in the next few weeks, and that puts the pressure on us to try and make something happen if we want to get the best value out of him.

Should the club turn the Bellingham transfer saga into a bidding war, even at this late stage?





I have said before that the club could and should take this opportunity to turn the battle for Bellingham into something of a bidding war, and if things keep going the way they have been, I don’t think we’re going to have any choice in the matter.

Rather than let him go to a club that we think he’ll do well at as I’ve talked about before, it could simply come down to a case of who bids the highest.

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2 Replies to “Report: Recent developments could hurt the Blues financially if they don’t act quickly”

  • We shouldn’t be letting go at all full stop. Anyway Birmingham really have little say in the matter. He can’t sign a professional contract till the end of June and can choose which club he prefers. If agreement can’t be reached it will go to a tribunal and as seen before figure set could be low

    • Actually the club have a lot of say Jude’s parents have already agreed to preliminary contract that comes into effect on the day of his 17th birthday. Which is why he is commanding such a high value. If the club had no say and he could leave on a free then there would not be any value it would just be talking to other clubs getting ready for his move and we would get a very small amount of compensation. But it is all in place if he stays we win if he goes we win.

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