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Birmingham should move for ex-Baggie Yacob on a free transfer

Birmingham City should seek to add some steel to their midfield by making a move for free agent Claudio Yacob.

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Yacob finds himself currently without a club having been released by West Brom at the end of last season upon their relegation from the Premier League. The 31-year-old joined the Baggies in 2012, and enjoyed six seasons as a first team regular in the top flight before his contract with the club came to an end.

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Yacob has even earned three caps for the Argentina national side. 

Garry Monk should now seek to tempt the defensive midfielder to join West Brom’s Midlands rivals, Birmingham City.

Midfield steel

The Blues have endured a tricky start to the new Championship campaign. Hard working, determined performances have yet to be rewarded with victory, and the team have struggled to take control in the middle of the park and create chances.

Yacob, with his Premier League experience and quality on the ball could offer an awful lot of authority to Monk’s midfield contingent. Last time out, at home against fellow strugglers QPR, Birmingham only managed 40% of the possession – the introduction of a player like Yacob could go a long way towards improving those figures. 

A drop down to Championship level would also help to ensure that Yacob has an opportunity to play regular football again.

As an ex-West Brom player, it may take some convincing for him to join the ranks at St Andrew’s, but with some solid performances he would soon win around the Blues faithful.

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