Date: 15th June 2016 at 10:53pm
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With preseason fast approaching, there is once again no letting up on the players who are being linked with a move to Birmingham City this summer, with the latest in the already long line being Swindon Town’s Nicky Ajose.

The 24-year-old striker scored 25 goals in all competitions last season for Town and he is the second League One striker to be linked with the club in the last seven days after an enquiry was made for Walsall hotshot Tom Bradshaw.

Blues are thought to be leading the chase for the pacey striker according to thisiswiltshire.co.uk, ahead of Bolton Wanderers, Bristol City and Preston North End, and with a forward being top of Rowett’s priority list, it wouldn’t surprise me if we did make a move for the former Leeds United man.

With his current valuation at around £750,000, I wouldn’t put it past Blues making a bid in the region of that figure over the next month or so, but with a bench mark having been set already in terms of bidding with an unnamed championship club having a £500,000 bid rejected for him already, we need to be quick if we want to beat other clubs to his signature.

Despite having two years left on his contract with the League One outfit, Ajose has stated his desire to try his hand at a higher level despite playing for Leeds in the 2014/15 season.

In April, Town’s head coach Luke Williams admitted that it would be ‘sensible’ to think of life at the club without Ajose and his teammate Yaser Kasim, another player who could do well at Blues in my opinion, but following on from Williams’ quotes, chairman Lee Power admitted that every player, like most things in life, has their price.

Speaking earlier this month, Power admitted that there was definite interest from the championship but the bid that had been made was sufficient enough and it didn’t meet the clubs valuation of Ajose.

Personally, I think it is great to see the club continuously being linked with players who have had fantastic seasons in the third tier of English football because like anybody playing at that level, they want to show they are good enough for the next step up and with Ajose and Bradshaw both being capable goal scorers at that level, what’s to stop them doing it in the championship? Nothing if you ask me!

Blues fans, do you think Nicky Ajose could become a Birmingham City player this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

Full link to original article: http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/sport/14558512.Blues___join_chase__for_Town_frontman_Ajose/

 
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