Birmingham City are said to be interested in a deal to sign Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The Northern Irish international has been with the Premier League side since 2019, but has found regular game time hard to come by since moving from Leeds United.
Peacock-Farrell has made just eight appearances in total for Sean Dyche’s side, and has often been kept out of the starting XI by the strong performances from Nick Pope between the posts.
Sheffield Wednesday had previously been credited with interest in signing Peacock-Farrell, but it appears as though Birmingham City are now keen on reaching an agreement to land his signature this summer.
The Blues finished 18th in the Championship last season, and will be hoping they can build on some improved showings towards the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
Nixon has hinted that Peacock-Farrell could be pushed further down the pecking order at Burnley in the near future, with the Clarets edging closer to completing a deal to sign former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Peacock-Farrell kept ten clean sheets in 29 appearances in his final season with Leeds United, and could potentially be Birmingham’s alternative to Marcus Bettinelli, with the former Fulham shot-stopper attracting interest from Chelsea, as well as the Blues.
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This would be a solid signing for the Blues if they get an agreement in place.
Peacock-Farrell impressed me whilst with Leeds United, and it’s a shame to not see him being rewarded with regular game time since moving to Burnley.
So it makes sense for Lee Bowyer’s side to target Peacock-Farrell this summer, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he was tempted by a move to Birmingham City.
The Blues have already made some excellent signings in recent months, and I wouldn’t rule out a top-six finish next term if they can strike a deal to sign Peacock-Farrell, who will be keen to get his career back on track at the earliest of opportunities.