Harry Redknapp has admitted a deal to sign Stewart Downing has ‘slowed up’ – but still wants to bring the Middlesbrough winger to Birmingham City.
Former England winger Downing, 33, has been on Redknapp’s radar all summer and has been granted a free transfer to leave Boro by boss Garry Monk.
It is understood Blues are still trying to thrash out a deal with the player and hope to agree something before next Thursday’s transfer deadline.
“It’s slowed up but anything could happen this week,” Redknapp said. “You’ll have players being offered up out the blue that we never even thought of.
“It’ll be: ‘Do you want to take this player on loan? Do you want to pay part of his wages? Do you want to do a deal?’
“There’ll be deals going on that you didn’t think were possible.”
Source : BirminghamMail