Birmingham City look set to revive their interest in Sporting Gijon’s 24-year-old midfielder Michel according to The Daily Mirror. The Blues had been close to a deal in August after agreeing a £2.5million fee but the move collapsed after a dispute arose regarding the payment of the fee. Despite the deal collapsing, Alex McLeish has not given up hope in bringing the Spaniard to the Midlands and had the player watched in the game against Tenerife over the weekend.
The midfielder has enjoyed a good start to the season and his side Sporting Gijon are performing well above expectations and sit 9th in the Spanish league, thanks in no small part to his fine performances. He is vice-captain at the club and while loyal to Gijon, a move to the Premier League would be too good to turn down for the highly rated midfielder to turn down.
Birmingham are on a great run of six without defeat and with a transfer budget estimated to be in the region of £40 million, Alex McLeish will be looking to bring in quality players to consolidate his side’s position in the top half of league and the club should be able to pay a larger fee up-front this time to allow the deal to go through.
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