According to a report from Birmingham Live, Birmingham City made a late move to try and sign Swiss striker Mario Gavranovic from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb on transfer deadline day.

In the summer transfer window, Birmingham City negotiated with Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb to sign sought after midfielder Ivan Sunjic on a permanent basis. Now, it has been revealed by Birmingham Live that the Blues looked to strike a deal for another Dinamo Zagreb player.

It has been reported that Birmingham City made a late attempt to sign Swiss striker Mario Gavranovic from Dinamo Zagreb on transfer deadline day. The Championship side made an enquiry about the possibility of a deal for Gavranovic in the latter stages of deadline day, but the late move did not leave enough time for Gavranovic or his family to decide if they wanted to make the move to England.

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The failure to bring in Gavranovic on deadline day leaves strike partnership Lukas Jutkiewicz and Alvaro Giminez with little backup, with Swede Kerim Mrabti the only other player that can fill in upfront when needed.

Gavranovic, 28, started his career in his home nation of Switzerland before moving to Germany in 2011 to link up with Bundesliga outfit Schalke. In his short time in Germany, he also spent time on loan with Mainz before joining FC Zurich. After leaving Zurich, Gavranovic moved to Croatia with HNK Rijeka and spent two years with them before joining Dinamo Zagreb in 2018.

In total, the striker has played 351 career games, scoring 132 goals and providing 47 assists in the process.


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