Birmingham City FC manager Harry Redknapp is reportedly keen on signing a new striker this summer.
He wants the star player of his former club Queens Park Rangers, Conor Washington. Washington, 25, joined in the winter window last year from League One outfit Peterborough. He scored 33 goals in 94 matches to earn the move.
Washington netted nine times in Ian Holloway’s team, helping them overcome the threat of relegation. Redknapp has identified him as a player that can contribute significantly to the firepower of the team. He was part of the Northern Ireland side that lost to the semi-final reaching Welsh counterparts at Euro 2016. He has ten caps on the international stage and seems to be a good addition to Birmingham.
Redknapphas also been linked with former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch. Eleven players left the club last year and the manager is already working on setting up his own personnel.
Redknapp might bring back Benoit Assou-Ekotto to St Andrews as there seems to be a bond between the pair. It is surprising that with Cheick Keita and Jonathan Grounds, the coach still wants Assou-Ekotto. The player was a regular under the manager whilst the pair was at White Hart Lane. It seems the bond is playing a strong role in his return to the club.
With the player acquired by former managers, Redknapp would likely reduce them and bring his own. For now Paul Robinson, Craig Gardner, Adam Legzdins and Tomasz Kusczak are sure to remain next season while he recruits fresh legs.