Birmingham are set to sign defender Rolf Feltscher on a free transfer, according to the Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp has swooped in for the 26 year-old centre-back who left Spanish club Getafe at the end of last season. Despite being born in Switzerland, Feltscher plays for the Venezuela national team.

Feltscher started his career with Grasshopper and played over 50 games for the Swiss club. He then joined Italian club Parma, where he struggled to get into their first-team. He moved back to Switzerland with FC Lausanne-Sport in 2013. His stay back in Switzerland was short-lived as the next season he moved to German club MSV Duisburg. 2 successful seasons in Germany earned him a move to Getafe in 2016. He spent the end of last season on loan at Zaragoza in the Spanish second division.

The 5ft 11inc centre-back, which is considered small for a defender, left Getafe as his contract expired at the end of last season. He has been searching for a club since and has had offers from many countries. It looks like Birmingham is his next destination.

Birmingham have made some eye-catching signings recently. The Blues raided Brentford for centre-back Harlee Dean, right-back Maxime Colin and playmaker Jota. They also signed former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Jason Lowe on a free transfer and midfielder Jeremie Boga from Chelsea. Rolf Feltscher looks to be the next player through the door at St. Andrews. Despite the transfer window shutting, Harry Redknapp is obviously still in the hunt for free signings.


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