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Birmingham City latest news: Dortmund windfall update, Jobe Bellingham, January blow, Deeney calls on fans

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Lee Bowyer will be hoping that Saturday’s win against Swansea City can kick start Birmingham City’s season. 

The Blues have struggled over the past few months but a few more positive results would see them back in the race for the play-offs.

Here we look at all the latest news concerning Birmingham…

Birmingham set for wait over windfall after comments from Dortmund chief

Borussia Dortmund head of first team football Sebastian Kehl has addressed the future of Jude Bellingham amid links away, which will be of interest to his former club.

The Blues are understood to have agreed a 5% sell-on clause when they sold the highly-rated youngster to the German club in the summer of 2020.

It seems, however, they’re going to have to wait a little while longer to benefit from that with Kehl telling Sport1 (via Bulinews) “there are no signs that he would leave Dortmund soon”.

Dortmund eyeing move for Jobe Bellingham

It appears the Bundesliga outfit aren’t happy with having just one Bellingham either as The Sun has reported they’re increasingly keen on signing Jobe Bellingham.

They’re said to be confident that they can reunite the siblings at some point though it is understood his family are keen for the 16-year-old to remain in Birmingham for the time being.

Riley McGree expected to leave in January

Birmingham’s chances of keeping Charlotte FC loanee Riley McGree beyond January are reportedly unlikely.

According to Birmingham Live, talks have taken place between the two clubs but an extension does not seem likely with McGree required back in America in January as his parent club want him to join them for pre-season.

The 22-year-old has made six appearances for the Blues, including featuring in four of their last five Championship games.

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Troy Deeney calls for action from fans

Birmingham striker Troy Deeney has urged fans to help Lee Bowyer’s side make St Andrews’ a fortress.

Speaking to Birmingham Live, the summer arrival and boyhood Blues fan has suggested supporters can help them make their home stadium a tough place to go.

He said: “If we continue to do that …. we had, what was it? 16,000 here [against Swansea]? If we get that up to 19,000-20,000 we’ll get more bums on seats because people want to be entertained.”

Deeney added: “We need you for Bristol City we need to make this a fortress, we need to make this a real tough place.”


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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