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Mathias Jorgensen to Birmingham City: Is it a good potential move? Would he start? What does he offer?



Former Huddersfield Town centre back is subject of interest from Championship sides Birmingham City and Preston North End, according to journalist Ekrem Konur on Twitter.

For a side that conceded 61 goals last season and nine in their last two league matches alone, Lee Bowyer’s side will want to solidify their defence going into the next campaign as they look to improve their 18th place finish from 2020/21.

Danish international Jorgensen was ever-present in central defence in Huddersfield’s 2017/18 campaign after signing from FC Copenhagen, helping the Terriers to escape relegation in their first Premier League season.

He moved to Fenerbahçe in 2019 after the West Yorkshire side were relegated back to the Championship but has been out on loan multiple times since and could be tempted by a return to England.

Let’s break down this potential move and how beneficial it could be to the Blues.

Is it a good potential move?

If his wage package is reasonable, this could potentially be a great signing for the short to mid-term.

Jorgensen has performed for Denmark on the biggest stage and with two years of Premier League experience already under his belt, the 31-year-old should be able to adapt to the Championship quite quickly.

His leadership qualities will also come in handy for the West Midlands side – and although the centre back still has one year left on his contract – he hasn’t managed to nail down a regular starting spot in Turkey and Fenerbahçe could be willing to negotiate a cheaper deal.

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Would he start?

Although Birmingham’s lack of goalscoring threat was the main reason they finished so low in the table last season, scoring at a rate of less than a goal per game, they also need to shore things up at the back.

That means involving a fresh face – and if they decide to take a chance on Jorgensen – it’s hard to see him not starting. Harlee Dean was involved in the vast majority of Birmingham’s games last season and he could end up being the 31-year-old’s defensive partner.

For the Danish international who is likely to retire from international football in a couple of years considering his age, regularly appearing in the starting 11 for Birmingham will be vital to his chances of staying in the Denmark squad in the future until he calls it quits.

Therefore, starting most games could be a non-negotiable for Jorgensen and his agent if talks take place between them and the Championship side.

What does he offer?

Standing at 6’3, the Dane could be a threat in both boxes. After seeing former captain Michael Morrison score seven goals in his last season at St Andrew’s, Birmingham fans know all too well how important that is.

And with a potential 2022 World Cup squad place on the line, there will also be no shortage of passion from Jorgensen who played for his country in the 2018 tournament and is also set to participate in this year’s European Championships.

It’s not inconceivable to think the 31-year-old, who will be 32 by the time Qatar comes around, will appear in another World Cup. But that will depend on his performances.

This can only be a big plus for Lee Bowyer and his side.

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