Birmingham City worryingly eye Rob Green move

According to HITC Sport, the Blues are eyeing up a move for ex-England veteran stopper Robert Green.

What’s the Story? 

Birmingham City have reportedly moved for the 38-year-old free agent, who spent last season as a back up keeper for Premier League Huddersfield Town.

Robert Green is probably best known for his howler in the 2010 World Cup, as England failed to beat the USA, after he fumbled a speculative Clint Dempsey effort. He is however vastly experienced, having made over 200 appearances for both Norwich City and West Ham United. Green has not started regularly since he was Leeds United’s first choice stopper in the 2016/17 season, managed by Blues manager Garry Monk.

The news comes after David Stockdale and Tomasz Kuszczak have both been told they are free to leave the club. 

A good move for the Blues? 

Robert Green did not make a single appearance for Huddersfield last season, and is certainly reaching the tail end of his career at the age of 38. This would suggest he might not be the solid goalkeeper Birmingham need to help push the club on, having flirted with relegation last season.

Conceding the most away goals in the Championship last season, the position is certainly something Birmingham need to strengthen in. Speculation that he is to join the Blues as a first choice stopper would likely be worrying news for Blues fans, who will be hoping to see improvements in that particular position.

However, if Robert Green can keep himself match fit, Birmingham City might feel he is a reasonable goalkeeper for the number 2 spot, who can do a job if called upon.

After a season on the fringes of the Huddersfield Town squad, it is likely that Robert Green has accepted that this will be his role if he is to remain playing football in the top two levels of English football.