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Matija Sarkic makes Birmingham City admission ahead of the summer transfer window

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Goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has admitted that he would be open to the possibility of securing a return to Birmingham City this summer.

Despite the fact that he returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers in January after suffering a shoulder injury, the 24-year-old was named as the Blues’ Player of the Season earlier this week.

Before picking up this injury, Sarkic produced a host of assured displays for Birmingham in the Championship.

The Montenegro international kept 10 clean-sheets in 23 league appearances as he helped his side accumulate 27 points from these fixtures.

In the absence of Sarkic, Neil Etheridge was deployed in the majority of the club’s remaining league fixtures while Zach Jeacock was given the opportunity to showcase his ability in his side’s meetings with Coventry and Blackpool.

With the transfer window set to open in June, it will be intriguing to see whether Wolves will be willing to sanction another temporary exit for Sarkic who recently returned to training.

After being named as Birmingham’s Player of the Season, Sarkic made an honest admission about the current situation that he finds himself in.

Asked by the Birmingham Mail about whether he would be willing to consider a return to St Andrew’s, Sarkic said: “Of course, I feel like I have unfinished business here, obviously.

“But I am still waiting to see what Wolves say and to see what the situation is here at Blues.

“I think we all know it’s a bit uncertain at the moment.

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I hope everything goes positively over the summer and then who knows?

“Game time is a big factor.

“I think as a goalkeeper you want to be playing, especially at my age now, I want to show what I can do, really push on and achieve the things I want to achieve, play international football, play in the Premier League – that’s what I want to do.”

The Verdict

Any potential deal for Sarkic may depend on whether a proposed takeover deal for Birmingham involving an unnamed United Kingdom-based businessman is completed in the coming weeks.

Having illustrated last season that he is more than capable of competing at Championship level, Sarkic would prove to be a good addition to the Blues’ squad.

Having mentioned that game time is a big factor when it comes to resolving his future, it could be argued that the keeper could potentially hinder his development if he stays at Wolves as he is unlikely to overtake Jose Sa in the pecking order.

Sa has made 35 appearances in the Premier League this season and is currently averaging a respectable WhoScored match rating of 6.90 at this level.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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