Thanks to the EFL sanctions for breaking Financial Fair Play regulations, Birmingham City will only be able to make one signing when the January transfer window opens, and Garry Monk must use this to provide cover at left-back.
Birmingham were placed under a transfer embargo during the summer after it was revealed that the club had recorded a loss of approximately £46m in the period between 2015/16 and 2017/18, breaking the FFP rules for spending.
The Blues are now working with the EFL but are yet to find out their punishment, which The Times recently reported could be up to a 15-point deduction after they went ahead with the signing of left-back Kristian Pedersen despite the embargo.
On the pitch, Monk’s side have been impressive and currently sit in 10th place in the Championship table thanks to five wins, eight draws and only three losses from their first 16 games.
Summer-signing Pedersen though is the only recognised left-back in the squad, and Monk should target Liverpool youngster Adam Lewis to provide the perfect backup to the 24-year-old.
Goal recently reported that Alberto Moreno would not be given a new contract at Anfield, meaning that he will be allowed to leave on a free-transfer in the summer of 2019. The Spaniard lost his place to Andrew Robertson last season and in truth has struggled since arriving from Sevilla in the summer of 2014.
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The report also claimed that Jurgen Klopp had been impressed by 18-year-old academy prospect Lewis, and that he would become the understudy to Robertson next season.
Lewis has played 11 games for Liverpool’s U23s so far this season, providing an impressive five assists from left-back, but although he looks to be a serious talent he has never experienced first-team football and so a loan to Birmingham to provide cover for Pedersen would be perfect at this stage in his career.
So, Blues fans, would you like to see the club move for Lewis on loan in January? Have your say by voting in the poll below.