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3 free agents Birmingham City should be looking to sign



Birmingham City find themselves in the bottom half of the Championship table as we approach the busy Christmas schedule.

The Blues have struggled to find regular consistency under Spaniard Pep Clotet, who was officially appointed manager last month.

Sitting 15h, Birmingham have managed just eight wins and four draws in their opening 22 games, losing ten of those with the most recent coming to league leaders West Bromwich Albion.

In truth, Clotet’s side pushed the Baggies, but a double from Charlie Austin ensured that they would suffer a second defeat at St. Andrews in the space of seven days, having lost to Queens Park Rangers in midweek.

Having been appointed manager on a permanent basis, Clotet could now look to the January transfer window to bring a number of fresh faces and players of his liking.

What funds are available is up for debate at Birmingham and it may be that the Spanish boss looks to bring in someone who is currently without a club.

But who is available? Well, WE took a look at who we feel Birmingham should be looking to bring in…

Wilfried Bony

Why Wilfried Bony is a free transfer is anyone’s guess. The Ivory Coast striker is still only 31-years-old and whilst he has failed to hit the same sort of figures that saw him make a move to Manchester City in 2015, he still has much to offer.

Having left Swansea City earlier this summer when the Welsh side failed to offer him a new deal – Bony trained for a short period with lowly Newport County.

Having spent the vast majority of his career with Swansea, Bony also had spells with City, Stoke City and Al Arabi.

Available on a free transfer, the Ivorian could come in and hand Clotet a presence up front and some much needed goals.

Jack Rodwell

Jack Rodwell has done it all in his career in terms of playing at the highest level. Having began his career with Everton, the defensive midfielder moved to Manchester City, where he would win the Premier League and gain international caps for England.

At 28, Rodwell now finds himself without a club after being released by Blackburn Rovers in the summer.

Linked with a move to Italian side AS Roma, that interest shows that the midfielder still has something to offer.

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Birmingham have been largely unsettled on who they select in the central midfield areas, and Rodwell could come in to hand Clotet some real quality and assurance.

Vurnon Anita

30-year-old Dutch midfielder Anita is currently without a club after leaving Leeds United in the summer.

The former Newcastle United man has a good career behind him, having developed at Dutch giants Ajax and having gained three international appearances for his country.

Much liked Rodwell, Anita could bring in some quality to the Birmingham midfield and still relatively young – the midfielder has a lot to offer.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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