Football Insider has published an article claiming that Birmingham City are ‘in the hunt’ for the signature of Shrewsbury Town centre-back Aaron Pierre.
This article has revealed that the Blues are one of ‘a number of Championship clubs’ who are said to be ‘closely monitoring’ the defender’s situation ahead of the 2020 summer transfer window, with Football Insider explaining that Pierre is ‘one of the most sought after players outside of the top two divisions’ in England at present.
Pierre, who is currently valued at £270k according to Transfermarkt, joined Shrewsbury Town from Northampton Town last summer after being named as the League Two club’s Player of the Season the year before.
In his first season at Montgomery Waters Meadow, the 27-year-old featured in 30 of Shrewsbury’s 34 League One games. The Grenada international also went on to be named as the club’s best player for a second straight year, as he was recently named Shrewsbury Town’s Player of the Year for the 2019/20 campaign.
Would Pierre be a good signing for Birmingham City?
Judging by the fact that Pierre has been named as his club’s Player of the Year for each of the last two seasons, it may be fair to say that the defender has been displaying a good deal of consistency lately. Furthermore, having won a Player of the Year award while playing in League Two in the 2018/19 season and League One during the 2019/20 season, it may not be too surprising that some Championship clubs may be interested in giving the 27-year-old an opportunity to prove his ability at a higher level yet again.
Only five teams have got a worse defensive record than Birmingham City in the Championship for the 2019/20 season at present and with that in mind, it mightn’t be too surprising that the Blues are being linked with a move for the highly-rated Shrewsbury Town man.