Championship transfer news: Jude Bellingham Birmingham windfall, departing West Brom star has “a few options”
The latest EFL Championship news stories surrounding West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and their opponents.
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Just one Championship match remains of the 2022/23 season and the play-off and relegation drama will be decided.
After the final fixtures are concluded, focus will fully shift to the transfer window and there has already been plenty of rumours trickling through the league. Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion are no exception to this, so we have rounded up the latest transfer talks associated with the two clubs, as well as their Championship rivals.
“A few options” on the table for departing West Brom star
Jake Livermore, who is set to leave the Hawthorns at the end of the season, has admitted he wants to continue playing football and in fact has “a few options” to consider once his time at West Brom is up.
“I am going to take a bit of time out with the family and see what is best for all of us,” the 33-year-old said, per Birmingham Live. “I still think I have something to give. I don’t want to cut my career short but at the same time I have three beautiful children that I need to think about. They want to come and my three little boys want me to carry on playing so I think I will. That is not the end of me yet.”
Livermore will leave Albion after more than six years, having fallen out of favour under Carlos Corberan.
Birmingham prepared to lose £300,000 star, Sunderland ready to swoop
Jobe Bellingham is ready to leave St Andrew’s this summer and Sunderland are reportedly preparing a pitch to sign the midfielder. That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim that the younger brother of Real Madrid target Jude has had the Black Cats’ interest for a while now, and they have been putting in the groundwork to facilitate a deal.
Jude Bellingham Birmingham windfall explained
Speaking of Jobe’s brother, Jude could be about to help his former club pocket some extra funds. With Madrid looking likely to snap the Dortmund man up, the Blues will earn five percent of whatever the Bundesliga side sell him for.
If Los Blancos pay £100 million for Bellingham, Birmingham will receive at least £5 million of that.
Six Championship clubs join race to sign Premier League star
A total of six of West Brom and Birmingham’s Championship opponents, including close table rivals Blackburn Rovers, Swansea City, Stoke City and Bristol City have registered their interest in signing Fulham’s Joe Bryan.
The full-back will leave on a free transfer this summer when his deal at Craven Cottage comes to a close. While he has attracted a lot of attention, Bristol Live report that his previous spell with the Robins could put the club in a strong position to welcome him back to Ashton Gate.