Blues may be in the market for a new keeper this summer. If rumours are to be believed, Garry Monk has told David Stockdale he is free to leave the club due to his alleged 40k a week contract.
We take a look at five possible targets that could be filling Stockdale’s gloves next season.
1) Boaz Myhill
Veteran Myhill had a successful loan spell at Blues back in 2011/12 and is out of contract with recently relegated Baggies. Myhill has spent much of his time as back up to Ben Foster so the opportunity to get back to playing first team football may be a big pull for Myhill.
2) Joel Robles
Robles moved to Everton from Atletico Madrid in 2013, after a loan spell at Wigan the year before. In his time at Everton he has never managed to secure the first team starting spot for a sustained period of time. At 27 Robles is approaching his peak years and with his contract now expiring Blues could tempt the Spaniard to stay in England
3) Wayne Hennessey
31 year old Welshman Hennessey is still to agree a new deal with Crystal Palace making him available on a free transfer. In 2016 Palace have tried to replace Hennessey with Steve Mandanda, but things never worked out and Hennessey got his place back in the Palace 11. As an ex Wolvesman would Hennessey be a popular choice for Bluenoses?
4) Ben Hamer
The Leicester man admitted last month he was unsure on his future as his contract expires this summer. Hamer was restricted to just 4 premier league appearances this season by Kasper Schmeichel with no realistic chance of dislodging the Danish stopper as No.1.
5) Rob Green
Monk has previously worked with Green and could be interested in bringing the former England No.1 to Blues. With age against him, he wouldn’t be a long term option. However Green has expressed a desire to play for as long as possible.
Tomasz Kuszczak/Connal Trueman
We could just look within and either revert back to Kuszczak or promote Trueman. Kuszczak is a steady operator and has been a good servant to the club over the past few years. While Trueman famously won the man of the match award twice in our less than impressive performances this season.
What do you think Blues fans, do any of the above standout? Let us know your suitable replacement in the comment section below!