Date: 22nd August 2017 at 6:57pm
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Birmingham City look set to keep hold of defender Ryan Shotton with Harry Redknapp unable to find a suitable replacement, according to reports.

Despite bringing in Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on Monday morning on a season long loan, Redknapp clearly still sees a future at the club for Shotton.

The former Stoke City man still has two years left to run on his current deal with Blues and Redknapp has always maintained that if he can’t find a replacement then Shotton will stay with the club.

Middlesbrough were believed that have agreed a £3 million deal for the defender but it now looks like Blues are set to disappoint their league counterparts.

This news comes on the same night that Blues take on Premier League side Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup at St.Andrew’s in a game where Shotton has been named in the starting line up.

With just over a week to go now until the transfer window slams shut, it will be interesting to see where Shotton ends up.

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4 Replies to “Transfer Talk: Blues look set to hold onto wantaway defender”

  • I have said several times that Shotton still has a role to play at Blues,he would start in many Championship teams,an ever present last season,yes his form did drop a little when Morrison was out however when the two played together they were and are a good pairing. I hope we do hold on to Shotton,I feel sure he wanted away because of the way Redknapp initially went after Terry then brought in Roberts,he does not want to be sitting on the bench which is understandable.
    If he stays,great,no way is Flint worth the money Bristol C are asking for him,Shotton is of a similar standard to Flint anyway.

  • Another bloody hamstring injury! We get pacey Vassell in and hey presto he picks up a hamstring. Adams,Vassell and even Bramall are not out for heavens knows when. Disheartening.

  • Vassell looked very alive and just what is needed against Reading. If he is out then let Maghoma and Gallagher spearhead the attack. Pace is absolutely everything in this league. Three points before the international break is important,although let’s not get too down with a draw. Our best days with this ever changing team of ours is to come and unlike a fortnight ago-things are looking decent.

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