Birmingham City: Pundit raises concerns over transfer claim.
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Birmingham City: Pundit raises concerns over transfer claim.



The Wales Star has obviously sparked interest from Premier League clubs as well as some of the continent’s elite teams.

The Wales international has pleased many this season, despite the flaws of several Birmingham City players and staff.

In a season full of strange decisions and perplexing performances, he has been one of the few things about Birmingham that fans can be proud of.

His performances this season have placed him in the top three for the Championship’s Young Player of the Year award, alongside Leeds United’s Archie Gray and Norwich City’s Jonathan Rowe, and have piqued the curiosity of numerous big teams. Atalanta, an Italian club, reportedly bid €5 million for the 19-year-old in the January transfer window, and Fiorentina and Bologna are also rumored to be interested in James.

Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs reportedly interested in signing the midfielder. According to the Daily Mail, Birmingham values the teenager at £10 million.

As the Blues fall farther behind in the relegation battle, they may be compelled to turn to James. Football analyst Carlton Palmer feels this would be the case if they were relegated.

Cartlon Palmer on Jordan James’ prospects of sticking with Birmingham City next season.

The former England midfielder does not see how the Blues can maintain the player if they finish in the bottom three.

Speaking to Football League World, he stated: “Birmingham are in serious trouble at the bottom of the Championship.” It’s astonishing how many things may go wrong if you make the incorrect choice. I believe it was the incorrect decision to replace John Eustace and bring Wayne Rooney into the football club, and I’m not saying anything about Rooney; the fans had great expectations of what they wanted, but Wayne came in and forced the players to play in ways that they couldn’t.

“They then made an excellent appointment in Tony Mowbray. I think that was an excellent decision. But now that he needs to go on sick leave, they have a major problem. They are currently in the bottom three with 42 points and are in serious jeopardy. They’ve suffered four or five defeats in their last six games. It is extremely difficult, and players like James will not want to stay with Birmingham if they are demoted to League One.

“There is a lot of interest in the player. If they stay in the Championship, he will continue to play regular football. It’s still possible that if they’re in the second tier, they may cash in on him to rebuild and avoid being in the same scenario as they are now. They have new owners who are quite wealthy.

“There is a lot of interest in James. Birmingham’s first step toward retaining him would be to maintain their Championship status. Without it, I don’t see how he will stay with the club next season.”

Birmingham City need to take a long, hard look in the mirror

Things started out so well for the Blues with Eustace in control at the start of the season, but then they shot themselves in the foot, then in the leg, then in the arm, and now they’re about to shoot themselves in the face.

Bringing in Gary Rowett until the end of the season and appointing Mowbray to replace Rooney were smart, understandable decisions, but they must conduct a thorough review of what went wrong this season, regardless of whether they survive the drop, because their current situation is entirely self-inflicted.

They’ve somehow managed to screw up this season, despite the fact that they went out and signed some strong players in the summer. Jay Stansfield, Cody Drameh, Siriki Dembélé, and Koji Miyoshi. These are just a few of the quality players they signed at the beginning of the season, and they’ve utterly messed things up.







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