Monk wants to bring Kristoffer Nordfeldt to Birmingham after signing him in 2015

According to Birmingham Live writer Kane Styles on Twitter, Birmingham City boss Garry Monk is lining up a move to bring Swansea City goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt to St Andrew’s after he signed him previously in 2015 when he was in charge at the Liberty Stadium.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Kane Styles says that the Blues manager, who has been urged to sign another 6ft 1in keeper by Brum fans following his display on Sunday, is interested in the stopper with doubts over the futures of both David Stockdale and Tomasz Kuszczak.

If the experienced duo did leave the Championship club then Monk would be left without a senior goalkeeper ahead of the 2018/19 league campaign, and it would surely be a priority to bring a new player in between the sticks.

Having worked with the soon-to-be 29-year-old previously, it would be no surprise if the 39-year-old boss was targeting Nordfeldt.

How did Nordfeldt do last season?

The Sweden international found himself as Swansea’s second-choice goalkeeper behind Lukasz Fabianski, and he ended the campaign without a Premier League appearance to his name, and having made just 10 appearances in all competitions in total.

The 28-year-old stopper kept four clean sheets in that time, to show that he is more than able between the sticks.

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Would he be a good Birmingham signing?

He certainly would be.

The Swede is off to the 2018 World Cup with his country despite not being a regular for Swansea, and he is certainly at an age where he can make a big difference playing under a manager that knows him well at club level.

The Blues may face some trouble in getting the 28-year-old considering the Swans will also be playing in the Championship in 2018/19 and with Fabianski’s future in doubt, although the presence of Dutchman Erwin Mulder in their squad means that both could still realistically exit if new boss Graham Potter wants to bring in his own man.

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