Birmingham City, Birmingham City’s John Ruddy hope as Luton Town appear to shift transfer attention

Birmingham City’s John Ruddy hope as Luton Town appear to shift transfer attention

Birmingham City are ‘hopeful’ that John Ruddy now stays at the club, reports Birmingham Live, with Luton Town seemingly turning their attentions elsewhere.

Ruddy, 36, has recently been linked with a surprise move to Luton Town. The Hatters are in the market for an experienced back-up goalkeeper and Ruddy came onto their radar, with the Hatters having reportedly lodged a bid to sign the Blues man.

Birmingham Live say that bid was around £1million but that Birmingham City have so far knocked back Luton’s advances, with John Eustace’s side apparently ‘desperate’ to keep hold of Ruddy, who kept 14 clean sheets in the Championship last season.

And yesterday, Luton Town were reported to be in advanced talks to sign Norwich City’s Tim Krul, with Birmingham Live subsequently reporting that Birmingham City are now hopeful of keeping Ruddy beyond this summer’s transfer window.

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Birmingham City, Birmingham City’s John Ruddy hope as Luton Town appear to shift transfer attention

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Ruddy staying

Ruddy was a key player for Blues last time round. His experience and overall ability helped the club achieve a comfortable league finish in the end, and it’s no surprise that the club were so reluctant to let him go this summer.

Replacing him would’ve been difficult. He brings an undeniable amount of quality to the side and Eustace will surely be glad to hear that Luton Town are now pursuing other targets.

Birmingham City have started the season very well and there’s a really good feeling about the club right now, especially so after their late win over Leeds United on Saturday.

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But whether we see a few more signings before September 1st remains to be seen, with the club having spent well and recruited well so far this summer.

Blues return to action away at Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.

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