Birmingham City’s plans in the January transfer window remain unclear as head coach Pep Clotet continues to remain under pressure.
The Blues have struggled to find any sort of form this season so far, failing to win in their last six league games.
A win against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup last week did very little to appease the club’s fans, who have seen their side drop to the lowly Championship league position of 18th.
Clotet, who was made permanent head coach earlier this season – has been rotating with his starting eleven, and it remains to be seen if he will look to bring in any players this month.
The future of some Birmingham players is still up for debate, having seen the likes of Jake Clarke-Salter linked with an exit in January.
With the January window now open, we have taken a look at TWO players whose future at St Andrews looks uncertain.
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You could probably be forgiven for even asking if Keita still plays for Birmingham, given his absence from first team action this season.
Since arriving in 2017 from Italian side Virtus Entella, Keita has failed to establish himself at the Midlands based club and an exit does seem likely in January.
With just 11 Blues appearances in all competitions to his name during his time at the club, an exit seems to best for the defender to revive his career.
22-year-old Clarke-Salter arrived on loan at Birmingham last summer and he has performed well when in the starting eleven.
Arguably the youngster has been Clotet’s best option alongside Harlee Dean and his form has been recognised by parent club Chelsea.
Talk of a possible recall had developed in early December, leaving Birmingham nervously waiting on any further news from the Premier League side.
Losing Clarke-Salter would leave Clotet without a real quality option at centre-back, and the Spaniard needs every option he can to move clear of the relegation zone in the Championship.