Birmingham City look set to lose Alen Halilovic in the summer as the attacking midfielder couldn’t agree a new contract with the club.
We understand that #BCFC and Alen Halilovic have failed to agree to terms on a contract and as it stands both parties are pursuing other options.
— We Are Birmingham (@WeAreBirmingham) June 15, 2021
The Croatian joined in November last year, signing a short-term deal that would keep him at St. Andrew’s until the end of the previous season. And, after impressing under Lee Bowyer, Blues had hoped to tie him down to longer contract.
Talks have been taking place over the past few weeks but We Are Birmingham revealed that discussions have halted, with Blues now looking elsewhere in their search for a creative midfield option.
As you would expect, this was not the news that the fans wanted to hear. They recognised the talent the former Barcelona man has and there was a hope that he could become a hugely influential player under Bowyer moving forward.
Can you name the Birmingham City player who has been carded the most in each of the last 16 seasons?
But, that won’t be happening now and here we look at some of the reaction to the update from Twitter…
— Jon Merrell (@IMRMEZZI) June 15, 2021
Not surprised as he will have plenty of offers I’m sure. Good opportunity for him to settle and that’s obviously not what he’s looking for. Disappointing one but confident Boywer can find a suitable replacement #bcfc https://t.co/ubPRBpdeH1
— Mark (@MarkBcfc3) June 15, 2021
— Avi Sangu (@AviSangu) June 15, 2021
Weird one. With him being moved about so much you’d think he’d finally want to settle for a couple years for a big move. Playing for a different team every 6 months ain’t gonna help you. #bcfc https://t.co/5RxbRX8X3B
— JMblues (@JMbcfc_) June 15, 2021
Summer of torment goes on https://t.co/N4ldecN0Ei
— Jack Rudge (@JackRudge13) June 15, 2021
He clearly has ability but let’s not go over the top here. 1 goal, 0 assists and played in less than half of last season’s games. That’s not exactly irreplaceable. Would have been nice to see what he could do if he got a run of games but I won’t lose any sleep over it #bcfc https://t.co/cbnn4G4Ppa
— Josh MacDonald (@joshmac90) June 15, 2021
Days ruined https://t.co/GWRv5uYuad
— Harrison Maddocks (@HarrisonMaddoc5) June 15, 2021