Birmingham City are not giving up in their pursuit of Hibernian forward Kevin Nisbet despite having an initial bid rejected by the Scottish side. The Blues are preparing to make an improved bid to sign the 23-year-old who is in red hot form before Monday’s deadline.
Aitor Karanka’s side have made some inroads in the transfer market of late and are trying desperately to sign players who will improve them in attacking sense. The Blues are on the verge of signing Aberdeen forward Sam Cosgrove having agreed a £2 million fee for the 24-year-old. The championship side are also looking to sign Norwich City’s outcast Josip Drmic before the window closes.
Nisbet has been monitored by Birmingham for some time now and they made an initial offer of around £2 million with addons for the 23-year-old which was quickly rejected. The club is now preparing an improved bid as they aim to convince Hibernian to cash in on the forward before the transfer window closes.
The striker has been in brilliant form throughout the season and has scored 13 goals in all competitions so far this campaign and has been involved in 13 goals in 23 league appearances.
According to the Daily Record, the bid is imminent as there are just two days left in the window. If the reports are to be believed the club hierarchy is very keen on the forward and the potential deal for Cosgrove will not impact on the Blues’ move for the 23-year-old with Karanka’s side eager to secure the arrival of both players.
The possibility of signing two young attacking options have made the Birmingham fans extremely excited as they have seen their side struggle to create chances in the final third throughout the season. Karanka’s side are finally looking to fill that void as they push for a strong second half of the campaign.
Nibset is the type of player who has potential to improve as he is just 23-year-old and with that in mind an investment around the player makes sense. The 23-year-old’s form in Scotland so far this term would also mean he would arrive at St Andrews full of confidence and belief in his abilities.