Writer: Mike Field
Date:Tuesday January 29 2008
If reports are true today, Blues are next in line to speak to Cahill after making a bid similar to Bolton.
What will annoy fans the most is that so called 'sources' close to the player are suggesting he would much prefer a move across the City and rejoin former team mate Liam Ridgewell in the doldrums of Birmingham, as opposed to joining McCann and Samuel up in Bolton.
Blues were knocked back on a deal rumoured to be around £4 million, but with Bolton taking the lead early last week, they have now reportedly matched that £5 milion bid and it's well known that Alex McLeish has been singing the praises of our young defender for quite a while.
We've even had Liam in the press lately 'inviting' his old/young friend to visit the lesser club.
'I'd like to see Gary join us. He just wants to play first team football. It would be good to link up with Gary again.
'People make a lot about the move between Villa and Birmingham but you just want to play football. You just want to play week in and week out.
'That's what I wanted and so does Gary now and I've got on well with the fans here.'
I like many, still don't believe we should be looking to sell Cahill anyway, like Ridgewell I don't see that Knight is anymore accomplished, valuable, and more importantly both Cahill and Ridge are at the age to improve further.
£5 million may be seen as fair, I think it's undervalued, but there are already too many Villans at St Andrews, there shouldn't be anymore.
Date:Tuesday January 29 2008
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