It’s hardly surprising that new Birmingham manager Chris Hughton will be looking to take some Newcastle players to Birmingham this summer.
Leon Best – Birmingham interested
Skysports is reporting today that Chris Hughton is lining up two of his former players, Leon Best and Wayne Routledge.
Both players are on the transfer list for around £5.5M in total this summer – £4M for Best and around £1.5M for Routledge, and both lads are very good Championship players, of course, .
And it was Hughton who signed both players a year last January, to help Newcastle to gain promotion out of the Championship last year, which they attained in the end with some points to spare, and indeed finished 32 points above 3rd placed Nottingham Forest.
Ireland International striker Best joined Newcastle from Coventry City in early 2010, and scored six goals in 11 Premier League appearances this year for Newcastle, and he did a good job standing in for the departed Andy Carroll.
Routledge joined Newcastle from QPR, at the same time as Best, and he has been out on loan at QPR this year, where he played 19 times with 5 goals for the London side who won the Championship.
The two players would seem to be good signings for Birmingham City.
What do you think?