Birmingham City striker Troy Deeney has said Birmingham City’s players are ‘just trying to concentrate on our job’ with mounting speculation over a club takeover.
British businessman Laurence Bassini is expected to complete the takeover of Birmingham.
However, it’s been reported that the former Watford owner has been given a deadline of June 30 to complete a purchase.
The club’s owners have reportedly been getting frustrated as Bassini is yet buy-out BSHL’s largest shareholder, Vong Pech, who will sell his 21.64% stake in the club.
Blues players were at Coventry University on Monday (20 June), where they were put through their paces by partaking in a number of strength and stamina tests in the University’s elite laboratory.
And the players are now just one week away from heading to Portugal on their pre-season tour and less than two weeks away from the first pre-season fixture against Portimonense.
‘There’s a lot of outside noise’
Speaking to BCFC.com about pre-season, Deeney alluded to the takeover, saying:“There’s a lot of a new people, the lads that have been out on loan, so it’s good to introduce myself to them.
“There’s a lot of noise outside about what’s going on, so we are just trying to concentrate on our job and make this group as strong as possible.”
He added: “For me it is massive. I think that was a big part of the problem last year. I was playing catch-up all the time. All these six weeks now are designed to prepare you for a certain style of football, shape and format.
“And now I know the boys better. Especially with the trip to Portugal coming up, that is where we can really unite the group and make sure everyone is on it together. I am looking forward to it.”
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