Aitor Karanka has been proactive in the transfer market since taking charge at Birmingham City in July as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming campaign.
It appears the Spaniard isn’t done either as, earlier this week, he outlined the improvements he still hopes to make before the summer window slams shut in October.
The Blues haven’t been shy of letting players leave either and with more arrivals expected and money likely to be tight, you’d imagine there may be more departures.
With that in mind, we’ve highlighted two players that Birmingham should try to shift before the end of the transfer window…
The 20-year-old forward looks a really exciting prospect and could be a player that has a big impact for Birmingham in the next few years, if he’s given the right time to develop.
You feel the best thing for him now would be regular first-team football and it just doesn’t seem as though he’s going to get that at St Andrew’s.
With Karanka hinting he’s looking to sign a new striker and the likes of Jon Toral, Ivan Sanchez, and Jonathan Leko joining this summer it seems as though he may struggle to get a chance.
With that in mind, a loan move elsewhere – either until January or the end of the 2020/21 campaign – makes a lot of sense.
He spent the second half of last season on loan with League Two Forest Green Rovers but you’d imagine there will be suitors in League One for the exciting young player.
You feel we may see him used a few times over the next month or so and then loaned our just before the window closes.
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On the other side of the spectrum, Davis has been a fantastic servant for Birmingham in his six years at the club – making nearly 200 appearances in total.
But his impact was greatly reduced last term even before he left to join Charlton on loan and with one year left on his current deal, you wonder whether he’s run his race for the Blues.
The arrival of Adam Clayton from Middlesbrough is only going to push him further down the pecking order, while Ivan Sunjic and Craig Gardner are established parts of the squad and Maikel Kieftenbeld was handed a contract extension earlier this summer.
The 29-year-old seems excess to requirements and with finances likely to be tight at the moment, the Blues should look to offload him.