Written by Mitchell Bray:
Ivan Sunjic is unquestionably an epic signing for our club.
Not only for footballing purposes but for what appears a highly valued investment. Not many Championship clubs offer five-year contracts to players, particularly not a club like Birmingham City. Our Chinese owners must feel this is a golden investment, hence the massive 30% sell-on clause.
To say this is a surprise is an understatement and I am sure supporters cannot quite believe just what happened.
This time last week we signed Crowley who immediately fitted in well and after playing against Swindon Town and scoring, gave us some hope.
Following this up with Ivan Sunjic is a colossal step which brings a real smile and renewed hope to everybody. Whatever is happening behind the scenes to enable this kind of transfer for a club that is considered strapped for cash by many, is of little importance to us supporters. After all, we have gone through the mixer over the years, trying to fathom out our finances and all the point deduction threats.
Is this a new beginning at Blues?
Let’s hope so.
Should Sunjic’s signing be followed up by another ‘biggie’ then, for me, the club is on a totally new level with Premier League the target. Get it right this window and who knows what will be followed up in the next one. Exciting times, and yes, long overdue. Roll on Brentford is a comment I never thought I would utter-but there it is.