Birmingham City summer target ‘set for transfer’ as Pep Clotet makes interesting claim
The George Puscas saga was one that ran for the final few weeks of the transfer window.
Birmingham City were among a host of clubs across Europe who wanted to give the Internazionale striker the chance to relaunch his career.
In the end, despite interest in Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga, Puscas did opt to come to the Championship – to play for Reading where he signed a five-year contract.
Since then he has made a good start to his career in the UK, scoring three times for the Royals – and once for Romania in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
However, despite being a matter of weeks into the deal designed to keep him at the Madejski Stadium until 2024, it has been claimed Puscas could be on his way, if not in January, then next summer.
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Head where it hurts
Birmingham City put in plenty of sweat and a little bit of blood to produce tears of joy at Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
Via their official Twitter account Blues revealed the left back required five stitches after sustaining a head wound at The Valley and that he played out the final ten minutes in a bandage.
The accompanied image shows Pedersen and goalkeeper Lee Camp celebrating a job well done – and Bluenoses have applauded their Great Dane.
Pep Clotet hopes Birmingham City’s victory at Charlton Athletic is a sign that Blues have found a better balance away from home.
The caretaker head coach was thrilled with Saturday’s 1-0 win, not only because of the result but the performance too.
Having struggled to make any attacking impact in their last two road trips, Blues ’ balance at The Valley was far better as they produced more shots on target than the previously unbeaten hosts.
They also spent far less time pinned back in their own territory – a fact Clotet attributes to their willingness to pressurise the Charlton players when they were in possession.
Birmingham City’s injuries and suspensions – those pesky inconveniences that get in the way of Pep Clotet fielding his strongest team from one week to the next.
We’ll update it each week with the absentees, potential return dates and thoughts of the manager.
First up it’s the list of suspensions – if any – in the Blues squad. Then, further down, are details about the current casualties sidelined by injury.