Blues missed out on signing Hugill and Palmer in January window


The two signings that were lined up in the January Transfer Window have now come out in the wash.

It is understood, according to the Mirror today, Blues were in a ‘strong position’ to sign former Preston frontman Jordan Hugill at the start of the month.

A loan deal for Kasey Palmer was also teed up as Cotterill was hoping to bolster his attacking options.

Instead, Ren insisted on ‘other foreign targets’ which Cotterill wasn’t keen on.

The £8million pound man and Palmer both saw deals on deadline day and signed for West Ham and Derby respectively.

This news comes after we learnt of a fallout between CEO Xuandong Ren and transfer consultant Darren Dein.

Dein was the major key in bringing 14 summer signings when Redknapp was in the hotseat.

A statement from the club read not much business was intended in January “after two successive windows of frenetic dealings”.

Blues did however reward Jonathan Grounds and Maikel Kieftenbeld with fresh deals in the window and managed to shift David Cotterill, Brock-Madsen, Stephen Gleeson and Emilio Nsue out of the club. Liam Walsh also departed, which many Blues fans were bewildered about.

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  1. I would assume that Hugill would only have been tempted to sign for Blues in January if he was shown the Championship league table upside down and thought that we were a club in strong contention for promotion this season!


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