Many Birmingham fans have been left pondering over what player is going to provide the goals under Redknapp’s reign this season.
In terms of recruitment already, Harry has already cemented his backline of the team by signing former Brighton stopper David Stockdale, defender Marc Roberts and powerhouse midfielder Cheikh N’doye.
However, although Donaldson scored in last night’s friendly 1-1 draw against Kidderminster Harriers yesterday evening, his goal scoring record isn’t one to shout about. Whereas Jutkiewicz isn’t one to run past defenders and requires adequate service from the flanks. So until Blues can get a few talented wingers in, Che Adams is the only man to really set the counter attacks alight.
Step forward Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells…
The number 9, who has a year left on his contract, could be the player Blues are so deparately looking for. Not only does he know where the net is, but his ability to drift past the last men and slot in a goal at ease is second to none in this division.
The Bermudian frontman played a big part in helping Town win promotion to the Premier League, netting 10 goals. However, to the delight of most Brummies, Town boss David Wagner is open to any serious offers which could see him dropping back down to the Championship.
With the double coup of Steve Mounie for £11.5m from Montpellier and Laurent Depoitre for £3.5m from Porto, Wells faces strong competition for a starting jersey.
Here’s what Wagner had to say on his future:
“This isn’t the best situation for Nahki and, of course, he is the name who is on the market – so we will listen if there is some serious interest in him.”
The 27-year-old, who made 47 appearances in total for Town last season, including the play-off final at Wembley, was previously the club’5 record £1.3m signing from Bradford.
Blues will have to fend off substantial interest for him as Reading, who missed out on promotion to Huddersfield in the playoffs, are the latest club to be keen on a signature.
Redknapp will have to work his magic to pull this one off. But if he’s looking for a serious goal poacher, this is the player. 5million (which he’s currently valued at) or 10million, any price between those is worth a top 6 finish.
What do you think, would this be a suitable buy to calm the St Andrews faithful’s nerves before the opening of the new season?