There are a lot of confused reports regarding the transfer embargo. Blogger Daniel Ivery thinks the transfer ban is in place. The EFL have refused to comment on the existence of any embargos, while the club itself have remained silent on the issue.
The Birmingham Mail meanwhile are reporting that the club will continue to make offers for new signings, with the Mirror‘s James Nursey stating that we are hoping to get the ban lifted in the near future while making bids for players.
Under an embargo, the EFL can’t ban a club from making bids, they can only stop the players from being registered, which is what apparently has happened retroactively with Kristian Pedersen. It is believed the Dane has signed for the club, but can’t be registered to play, although there has been no confirmation on that.
With all that being said then, I decided to gauge fans views on keeping goalkeeper David Stockdale if the reported transfer ban is real and stays in place for the whole transfer window. In that scenario, fans would prefer the 32-year-old to stay and be re-integrated into the first-team squad:
For his part, our no.13 holds no ill feeling towards Garry Monk or the club for being transfer listed. Whether he would give his all for the club, knowing he is not wanted, it is hard to tell. Much would depend on his professionalism. What do you think about keeping Stockdale? Let me in the comments.