The club’s owners are willing to ‘back Cotterill’ in this upcoming January Transfer Window.
According to various reports online, Blues have made their first step in securing their status in the Championship by making an enquiry for the midfielder.
The defensive midfielder currently plays for Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta and is available for £500,000 next month.
Abdullahi is out of contract in the summer and has previously played in a back four.
The Nigerian, who helped guide his country to the World Cup in Russia, could be the midfielder that can break up play Blues so desperately need.
With clever investment next month, Blues could be quick to pounce on the 24-year-old.
What do you think, is this the type of player we need or are we calling out for a youth player ready to hit the ground running and help us get up off rock bottom?