Barnsley’s player of the year has been attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs this month, including Blues.
Now, it is understood the club have rejected yet more bids from ‘two un-confirmed clubs’:
Roberts, who only has 12 months left on his contract, has featured 80 times for the Tykes since joining from Halifax Town.
Rumours online are Blues made an initial bid of around £3million for the Barnsley skipper, but the asking price is around the £5million mark. Whether or not Redknapp has made or is making that bid remains to be seen.
This move looks to be a ‘backup buy’, as it looks increasingly unlikely Terry will take up Redknapp’s offer to join him at Blues.
If Blues were to pay Terry 100k-a-week for one season, it would also amount to £5million.
However, Blues may have the last laugh over bitter rivals Aston Villa in signing Roberts, as they too are tracking the Barnsley man.
The 26-year-old has seen himself rise through the leagues and looks to be one of the strongest defenders in the league. Terry, on the other hand, is at the opposite stage of his career and only has one season left in him.
So all in all, if Blues do capture Roberts, it could prove to be a very good long-term deal.
What do you think, should Redknapp go back in for Roberts?