Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has spoken out about the future of forward Greg Stewart, reports The Sun.
The 27-year-old moved to St Andrew’s back in 2016 after a short time at Dundee, but hasn’t hit the ground running in the Midlands having not netted in any of his 22 appearances for the Blues.
And with just six of those 22 appearances starts in the Championship, it’s evident that he is quite far down the pecking order at Birmingham, yet that hasn’t stopped speculation building about a return to Scotland for Stewart.
And, amid interest from Aberdeen, Dundee, and Motherwell, Blues chief Redknapp has spoken out about Stewart’s future, stating that he’s not going anywhere at the moment.
He said: ‘Clubs have asked for Greg — Aberdeen, Motherwell and Dundee. It’s only a loan for the season that I’ve been asked about.
‘But Greg’s wages at Birmingham are too high for the Scottish clubs, even the percentage that we’d be looking for.’
These comments are sure to interest Birmingham fans who haven’t seen the best of Stewart since his arrival at the club last summer, but will hope that if he does stay he can be part of a squad which significantly improves in the Championship next term.
The Blues needed two wins from their final three games under Redknapp to avoid the drop, but with David Stockdale already through the door and rumours circulating about a move for John Terry, the 70-year-old is making a big statement of intent ahead of the new campaign.
And with Redknapp seemingly open to keeping Stewart and making him part of his plans next term, stating ‘I liked what I saw of Greg last season’, the 27-year-old’s future at Birmingham may still extend beyond the summer.
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