Why Birmingham should attempt to sign former player on free transfer

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Birmingham City need to add firepower in attack, even with the recent signing of Che Adams.

Birmingham City manager Gary RowettBirmingham City manager Gary Rowett

Birmingham City finished in a credible 10th position in the Championship last term, but their task of improving on that this season has been made more challenging by the influx of cash rich clubs to the Championship under new ownership.

Gary Rowett will have to use smarter methods of recruitment in order to keep up with the powerhouse clubs such as Newcastle United, with whom they cannot compete financially.

The Blues completed the signing of Che Adams from Sheffield United yesterday (BBC Sport) but they arguably need more firepower up front, with their lack of goals last season being a major contributing factor to their failure to finish higher up the league.

Wolfsburg's Nicklas Bendtner on the bench Nicklas Bendtner is available on a free transfer

The Midlands club should consider signing free agent Niklas Bendtner, who spent a season with the Blues on loan during the 2006/07 campaign.

The former Arsenal star's career has not blossomed into what many people thought it would, with the Dane more renowned for off-field controversy than his performances on the pitch.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesBendtner during his Arsenal days

At 28, however, he will have reached new levels of maturity, and the undoubted talent that he possesses is still good reason for a club like Birmingham to take a gamble and give him a chance, even if it is on a short-term deal.

If a move came to fruition, he would bring a new dimension to the way Birmingham play. Standing at 6 ft 4 in, he could act as a fantastic focal point to the Blues' attack, and would be the ideal partner for the smaller and faster Adams.

There is rarely a transfer in football that comes without risk, and this is no different, but with Bendtner being available on a free, it is certainly a risk worth taking.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesWould Rowett consider a move for Bendtner?

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