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Birmingham in Jackson Talks - Report
Tuesday, 15th Sep 2020 12:51

Birmingham City are reported to be in talks with the Blues regarding striker Kayden Jackson.

Last week, Town turned down an offer we understand to have been just over £1 million from AFC Bournemouth for the 26-year-old frontman, who was last season’s joint-top scorer with 11 goals along with James Norwood.

Now Football Insider, who claimed the Cherries’ bid was £2 million, report that Birmingham, who have cash to spend following the £22.75 million sale of Jude Bellingham to Borussia Dortmund, are in talks with the Blues regarding a £2.5 million deal.

While interest from Birmingham wouldn't be a surprise, the Midlanders have been linked before this summer, an offer of as much as £2.5 million seems unlikely.

Speaking about Bournemouth’s interest on Friday, manager Paul Lambert said: “I just found out after the game on Tuesday that Bournemouth put a bid. Again, I don’t think it’s up to [owner] Marcus [Evans]’s valuation.

“Now that might transpire, I don’t know. That’s up to Bournemouth, what they want to do with it.

“I spoke to Kayden the other day and he was really good, no issues at all. He’s got a little injury at the minute but he was really professional about it, no problem there.”

Did the move not interest Jackson? “I think any player wants to improve and if it’s an opportunity to go to a higher level, maybe more money, all those sorts of thing.

“But again it’s up to Marcus what he does with the transfer fee if one does come in and it’s suitable for the football club moving forward.”

Jackson is contracted to Town until next summer with the club having an option for a further season. Over the summer Jackson turned down the offer of a contract extension.

Since then, various Championship clubs have been linked with the striker, who joined Town from Accrington Stanley for £1.6 million in the summer of 2018, including Birmingham as well as Coventry and Stoke City.

As TWTD previously reported, Blackburn showed interest in January when League One Peterborough were also said to be keen, while we understand Luton Town have also been monitoring the Bradford-born frontman’s situation.

Town owner Marcus Evans is understood to have no plans to sell any of the club’s prized assets this summer, however, both he and manager Paul Lambert have previously admitted that offers can be received which the club can’t turn down.

The situation is complicated by the constraints of the salary cap which would make it difficult for the Blues to recruit a replacement for Jackson were he to be sold.

Jackson has missed all three of Town’s games so far this season due to a groin problem which he picked up during pre-season.

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Carberry added 16:01 - Sep 15
Town owner Marcus Evans is understood to have no plans to sell any of the club’s prized assets this summer, however, both he and manager Paul Lambert have previously admitted that offers can be received which the club can’t turn down.

Why keep saying this? We all know Evans will sell at the right price (or less).

Bluearmy_81 added 16:13 - Sep 15
Just regurgitating the official line Carberry when time and time again we know Evans says one thing and does another. Maybe why there are so many subservient unquestioning sheep on here...

afcfee added 16:21 - Sep 15
We would be lucky to get money back

shortmarine1969 added 16:48 - Sep 15
Why would welll seel he got 11 in a curtailed season - who else is scorig goals??? - we have played one game and for all thw work Drinan does he has score none in the leauge for us ever..so can,t pin hopes on him! becuase thats all it is..we hope he comes good. our midfiled last seaon scored naf all. Untill we have bedded in we have to keep our better players who might score as thats how you win games . and re-invesring in near not do,baae even if ME gave PL the money which his proven track record says he wont.!

cat added 17:01 - Sep 15
FFS, 11 goals and 11 assists in 2/3 of a season and he ain’t done much for us. Feck me, what are some of you on. If some of you actually bothered to watch him you’d realise he has great energy and works tirelessly for the team.

blues1 added 17:10 - Sep 15
Terry Nutkins. The problem is, we couldnt have bought Clarke Harris( had he still been available). Not bcse of the size of the fee, but bcse of the salary cap. With jackson being a part of the squad classed as earning g £113,000 a year, i doubt we could have offered a big enough wage to the player. Peterborough had a big advantage over us, in that they sold their top wage earner and their wage bill last season was only £3.5m, so had leeway. With our wage bill being between £8-9m last season, wed have been able to offer a much lower wage in order to make the numbers fit.

happybeingblue added 17:32 - Sep 15
I think a key attribute of any striker is their movement when they do not have the ball and obviously their first touch,young drinan showed glimpses of such on sunday running intelligently into channels.if kayden is pushing for a move then sell as not good for team morale when players focus is elsewhere.

jollyroger added 19:09 - Sep 15
We must keep Jackson he scored 11 goals in two thirds of a season sorry but I cant see Drinan getting11 all season

planetblue_2011 added 20:44 - Sep 15
The question is Jackson gonna be a starter as Drinan is doing so well & with Norwood & Hawkins in the squad. Think if Birmingham or whoever offers 3m/3.5m for him I’d take it & hope to strengthen elsewhere in the team.
I do like Jackson think he done well last season at town but maybe let him go if a decent offer is made & I really think Evans won’t take silly money for our players anymore, so could be interesting 🤔

jas0999 added 20:59 - Sep 15
Evans will sell. Will he replace? Even before COVID and the salary cap, history suggests ‘no’. This season will be no different.

ringwoodblue added 21:00 - Sep 15
Still think we need to keep our best players to get promotion as the money won’t help, it will just disappear.

With Drinan now injured, Norwood and Hawkins still not fit to start, we are just left with Sears as a lone striker and I can’t see that working. We need to keep Jackson, full stop so Bham and Bournemouth can beggar off

Icantbelieveyousaidt added 21:05 - Sep 15
Yet another insult from the cowardly Bluearmy_81. You will gain a lot more kudos when and if you dare venture south and call us subservient sheep, snowflakes etc to our faces. Name the time and place bully boy.
I wonder if you have ever tried writing to Mr Evans with your views - my guess is letter writing in the Queen's English is not your forte though - expletives, name calling and just pure ignorance is more up your street. Pray tell us, how do you earn a living...

Michael101 added 22:03 - Sep 15
A few points,we have every large squad,no money coming in at the moment,in a normal season we lose money. So it maybe that we will have to sell to try and balance the books.even if we don't want to sell or player don't want to leave.

guentchev added 22:41 - Sep 15
More important that we keep James Wilson.....

Could play him up front if Jackson leaves.....

Bert added 23:30 - Sep 15
I would keep him until the point comes, if it does, that he is a distraction. Pointless selling anyone unless we can get a better player in. I’m sure our non attending, non supporting detractor from the north would love Jackson to be sold so he can bleat like a sheep.


rabbit added 07:41 - Sep 16
icantbelieveyousaidt in answer to your question Bluearmy_81 claims to be a "Psychologist"!!
When someone else responded to his insults he claimed that if they actually saw him they would "sh1 t" themselves!!
When he feels threatened he never responds and when he is found out for abject stupid comments that he can't substantiate he then decides he won't communicate with that person again.
Quite sad in a way.

Icantbelieveyousaidt added 09:25 - Sep 16
Thank you rabbit for your appraisal of the northern, non-attending, detractor who continually insults us all. Your description is typical of nearly all bullies now a days. Of course you are correct in that it is sad that any human should have to stoop to those sort of levels.
Now on to today; how do I watch the final 50 over cricket game of the summer and the Town v Fulham game on Ifollow!
Happy Wednesday...

TimmyH added 09:38 - Sep 16
Sell him if it's for £2m+

Razor added 10:29 - Sep 16
Did he not hand in a transfer request-----if he does not want to stay any reasonable offer and off you go.

On another tangent----havt Pboro just released Gerorge Boyd----always rated him and think he would be great asset to squad-----and Downes, another one who has handed in a transfer request----bye!!

TractorRoyNo1 added 12:16 - Sep 16

JoHnNnY added 12:46 - Sep 16
Good deal if it’s over £2m. I’m not sure PL will get any to reinvest, but if it free’s up wages to get in another experienced CB in the mould of Ward I’m all for it.

Additionally - this might allow us to reject further silly offers for the likes of Downes and Woolfy.

BlueSwede added 13:23 - Sep 16
From what I understand the squad is too big at the moment and we have to rid ourselves of a couple of players over the age of 21. Doesn't matter if we have the money or not, we are only allowed to have 20 "older" players. So getting players in - regardless of the salary cap - depends on getting players out.

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