It looks like Birmingham have again failed with an ultra stingy James McFadden bid; upping their original £2.5m, to £3m. The Press Association reports that:
“Blues boss Alex McLeish will have to splash out around £5million to secure McFadden’s services, but City striker Garry O’Connor believes he would be worth the outlay.”
However, judging from the stingy way McLeish has increased his offer, it might take the rest of the month for his bid to creep anywhere near the £5m that Moyes wants. Meanwhile, Brum striker Garry O’Connor has confirmed what a gem McFadden is:
“James McFadden is an unbelievable talent. If we could manage to lure him to Birmingham then he would be a fantastic signing. He has worked for the gaffer before and to get him here would be great because he’s top class.”
“If he came here he would score goals, as he has already done in the Premier League, and at national level, and he would be a great success and help the team.
“I think it might appeal to him. There’s a lot of people after his signature but I think if we stump £5million up we would get him. That would be the price. Whether the funds are there I don’t know, but hopefully the chairman and the board can give the gaffer some money.
“Hopefully the gaffer will make a few more signings. If we bring players in and keep playing like we did at Arsenal, then I think we will be fine.”
So it’s pretty obvious that Brum want Faddy, but how long will it take for them to register a semi-decent bid?