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Birmingham City plot transfer swoop for Championship attacker



Birmingham City are hoping to complete a deal for Norwich City’s Josip Drmic, after lodging an initial loan offer for the striker.

Bringing in at least one number nine is a priority for Aitor Karanka in the coming days, and Blues have been linked with a host of players in the past 24 hours.

And, the Sky Sports Transfer Centre (10:38) revealed that Drmic is now a target. They claim that a loan offer has been made, and part of the deal would see Drmic make the move to St. Andrew’s permanently in the summer.

The 28-year-old, who has won 35 caps and scored 10 goals for Switzerland, is completely out of favour under Daniel Farke, to the extent that he revealed in November that he isn’t even playing for the club’s U23 side.

Therefore, he will be desperate to secure a move away in this window, and it appears a switch to Birmingham could suit all parties.

Despite his struggles in Norfolk, Drmic does have decent pedigree, having played for Nurnberg, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the past.

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The verdict

This would be an interesting signing for Blues, and it’s the sort of low-risk move that could pay off spectacularly.

Even though Drmic hasn’t done much in the past few years with Norwich, he is still only 28, and the fact he has over 100 Bundesliga appearances and 30 goal at that level shows he does have talent.

Clearly, new strikers are needed at Birmingham, and Karanka could be the man to get Drmic’s career back on track.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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