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Fresh twist emerges in Birmingham City’s pursuit of 11-goal striker



Birmingham City’s offer to sign Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet still stands, a report from The Daily Record has claimed.

The Blues have been linked with a move for Nisbet – who has scored 11 goals in 23 league games for Hibernian since joining from Dunfermline last summer – in the past few days, as they look to strengthen their attack before the transfer window closes later on Monday.

However, it had been reported on Sunday night that any hopes of that deal happening were over after Hibernian rejected a final offer of £3million for the 23-year-old, although it now appears that ma not be the case.

According to this latest update, that final offer for Nisbet from Birmingham is ‘still on the table’, meaning Hibernian still have one more chance to sanction a move to St Andrew’s for the striker.

It is thought that the deal would allow Nisbet to quadruple his wages, while also earning Hibs somewhere in the region of £2.6-3million.

Hibs were apparently hopeful of receiving somewhere in the region of £3.5million for the striker, but it is now being suggested they may have to decide whether to sell, or hope for an improved offer in the summer, in the absence of the anticipated bidding war for the striker.

As things stand, there are still three-and-a-half year reaming on Nisbet’s contract with Hibernian, securing his future at Easter Road until the end of the 2023/24 season.

The Verdict

This looks as though it could be a really interesting one over the next few hours.

It does seem as though there is still much to consider when it comes to Nisbet’s future, and he could certainly be a useful asset for Birmingham judging by his record this season.

However, his contract situation at Hibernian means they are under no pressure to sell him this month, meaning you could understand it if they were to turn this bid down, given they supposedly want more for the striker.

But if Nisbet is keen on this move, that could put a spanner in the works for Hibs, leaving plenty still up in the air here, meaning this could be well worth keeping an eye in the run up to the deadline.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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