Captain Lee Carsley believes in Birmingham City resilience
Birmingham City team captain Lee Carsley believes that the club already possess three things that money can’t buy – resilience, teamwork and togetherness.
Birmingham are continuing to thrash out a potentially club transfer record-breaking deal with Mexican side Santos Laguna for Ecuador international striker Christian Benitez.
While the £6.2 million bid, plus a further £3 million in add-ons, may be the mega bucks that the Blues need to spend in order to survive in the Premier League, Carsley insists that it will take more than just financial injection to stave off relegation.
The Birmingham-born midfielder accepts that bolstering the squad is a must for manager Alex McLeish but the 35-year-old believes that the club already possesses some vital strengths.
“I think it’s important that, now we have some momentum, we keep that moving forward into next season,” said Carsley.
“I think the view is that we’ve got a resilient squad as it is but I think every player will tell you that we need a few players to help bolster the squad.
“However, one thing you can say about this squad is that it has got something that money cannot buy and that is resilience, teamwork and togetherness.”
Officials at Santos Laguna were due to meet today to discuss Birmingham’s offer for Benitez.