Birmingham City boss Pep Clotet has a number of big decisions to make on his players’ futures this summer.
Blues have enjoyed a positive campaign under the Spaniard in his first season in charge, and a mid-table finish looks likely for the West Midlands side ahead of the final nine games of the season.
With not an awful lot to play for between now and the end of the season, Clotet will now be making decisions on which players he looks to keep for next season, and which players he wants to get rid of.
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One player whose future at St. Andrew’s looks uncertain is Cheick Keita, who is now entering the final month of his contract.
The 24-year-old arrived at Blues from Virtus Entella in 2017 and was brought to the club by Gianfranco Zola, but he’s yet to make an impact at Birmingham.
The defender spent last season on loan with KAS Eupen and is yet to make a single appearance under Clotet, and it is likely that he will be leaving the club this summer.
A group of Birmingham fans have been discussing Keita’s future at Blues on Twitter, with plenty calling for him to be let go by the club this summer…
— Paul (@tallgreyfella) May 19, 2020
I disagree we wouldnt let go off him. Let him play till the January transfer window and if us blues fans think his done great we keep him but if his shocking we sell him
— Brad,uk16 (@BradUk16) May 19, 2020
Out of contract he will leave
— Mark Yates™ (@twelvty) May 19, 2020
Well were not playing him why pay him 🤷♂️💙👍
— Alan Elwell (@elwell_alan) May 19, 2020
Furloghed for the last 3 years I think
— Sean Fuery (@SeanFuery) May 19, 2020
I agree Alan, either play him or get rid. Think he's talented but last 3 managers haven't played him so …see ya !
— Mark Baga Jones (@baga2265) May 19, 2020
I liked the look of him when he played and thought he would make a great left winger. I think his contract is up soon anyway, a waste of what seemed a decent talent #bcfc
— Parko (@parkoblue) May 19, 2020
There’s obviously a lot of talent there but an earth has he not been getting a game? It’s not like it’s been under or two managers it’s literally been everyone since Zola who haven’t played him
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) May 19, 2020
Exactly they see him train every day, hasn’t set the world alight on those loans too.
— Michael Jabbari (@mike1983jabbari) May 19, 2020