Birmingham City have signed goalkeeper Lee Camp from Cardiff, according to the Birmingham Mail.
The goalkeeper (rated at £225k on Transfermarkt) did not play for Cardiff last season, being loaned to relegated Sunderland, for whom he made 12 appearances.
Birmingham had a transfer embargo lifted last week, allowing them to make five more transfers before the end of the window. This would therefore look like a fairly uninspired transfer, moving in for a player that was very much out of favour at his previous club.
However, there are a number of conditions that Birmingham must meet with regards to their new signings, one of them being a wage cap. Therefore, the Blues may have had no other choice in this transfer.
Birmingham currently have only two goalkeepers in their first team squad, Connal Trueman and Jake Weaver, so Camp may have been brought in as cover. Trueman started in goal in Birmingham’s draw against Norwich last Saturday and may be Garry Monk’s first choice throughout the season.
The Blues avoided relegation last season, but fans would hope for more signings in order to improve their chances this season and avoid last year’s struggles. Alongside Camp, the club have been allowed to sign Danish left-back Kristian Pedersen, despite being signed while the embargo was in place.
Although this looks like a bit of an ordinary choice by Birmingham and possibly a waste of a transfer, they may have had no other options.