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One winner and one loser as Birmingham eye deal for EFL forward

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Birmingham City are reportedly weighing up a move for AFC Wimbledon forward Joe Pigott ahead of the January transfer window according to TEAMtalk. 

Pigott has caught the eye with some impressive performances over the years for the League One side, and has scored 35 goals in 116 appearances.

It seems as though his strong performances haven’t gone unnoticed though, with Birmingham being joined by Bristol City, Derby and Huddersfield Town in the race to land Pigott’s signature.

A move to Birmingham could tempt the forward as well, with the Blues currently sat 17th in the Championship table after their opening 11 matches in the second-tier.

We take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser for Birmingham as they target a move for Pigott ahead of the New Year.

Winner: Aitor Karanka

Karanka would be the winner in this situation if Pigott was to arrive.

The Birmingham boss already has a number of striking options available to him, with the likes of Lukas Jutkiewicz and Scott Hogan being just some of the options available to him this season.

Competition for places is a good thing for a manager, and he’ll be hoping that it can bring the best out of both Pigott and the rest of his options in attack this term.

Loser: Jonathan Leko 

Leko hasn’t been a regular in the Birmingham City starting XI this season, and if Pigott was to arrive in January, it could push him further down the pecking order in Aitor Karanka’s plans.

The forward will be eager to make a name for himself in senior football, after signing from West Brom in the summer of 2020, after struggling for game time with the Baggies.

He has made just seven appearances for the Blues in all competitions this term, and won’t have wanted to sign for Birmingham to occupy a spot on the substitutes bench, with the majority of his appearances this season coming off the bench.

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Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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