According to Colin Tattum*, Nathan Redmond is going to Norwich City; this is no surprise but it is very sad. Everyone knows the financial mess the club is in and we’ve had to sell other players, such as Curtis Davies, to raise the cash to keep going. We’ve also let good players go because we couldn’t afford to give them contracts. I’m thinking of players like Paul Caddis and Keith Fahey. Fahey was one of my favourites and though I can understand why the club didn’t give a contract to someone with injury problems, I can’t help feeling that the club might have kept him if it hadn’t been so skint.
It’s been sad to see them all go but saying goodbye to our Nathan is especially hard because he’s one of our own. He was born in Birmingham and joined the club as an eight-year old. The photo of him above was taken at the open training day at St Andrews in 2011 and he has developed so much since then and shown so much potential. There isn’t such a sense of shock as there was when we sold Jordan Mutch. We knew Nathan was going but it just feels so wrong to sell our young talent to help the cash flow..
I wish him and all the other players who’ve left all the best for the future.