Birmingham City fans have been reacting to the latest transfer rumours involving their club as they prepare for next season in the Championship.
This comes after Blues-focused account Birmingham City News relayed a report from Birmingham Mail which included a list of free agents available, suggesting that Scott Dann returning to the club could be an option for Lee Bowyer’s side, as the publication floated the idea that the manager could move for a number of former stars.
Dann was released by Crystal Palace earlier this week.
Reacting to Premier League clubs’ confirmed lists of released players, many fans commented that they think the ‘experienced’ centre-back would be a ‘great shout‘.
“Get him in do we forget the partnership he had with Roger Johnson had his experience and then get him on the coaching side great player still for Championship”
“Experienced, be good for a season maybe good leader and clever”
“I’d take Dann back no problem. Older but still quality”
“Even at his age he would be a great shout for a season. Experience is crucial at CB and even now he’s better than what we currently have in there that’s for sure… when Steve Bruce came he was past it too according to some, but his experience changed us”
“Would have him back now”
Judging by the responses to this, it seems lots of Blues fans would welcome back the 34-year-old.
Scott Dann spent two years at Birmingham City between 2009 and 2011, before moving to Blackburn for just over £6million (as per Transfermarkt). The former England U21 international, who has been capped twice for his country at youth level, then moved to Crystal Palace in 2014, where he has spent the last seven years.
However, the 34-year-old Liverpudlian was one of the 22 players released by the Eagles this summer at the expiry of their contracts.
Some Birmingham fans may question the re-signing of Dann due to his age, but the 34-year-old made 15 appearances in the Premier League this season, and could bring both experience and leadership to a Birmingham side who are looking to progress under Bowyer after finishing 18th in the Championship this season, just nine points above the relegation zone.