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Jordan James = 3.8m: The market value of Birmingham City’s best 5 players



Birmingham City’s season has been incredibly dismal, and as they attempt to hold onto their Championship status, the St Andrew’s team is battling for its life.

Birmingham definitely has some good players on their roster, and considering some of the talent at their disposal, they should probably be playing better despite their difficulties this season.

But bad decisions made by the Blues’ management, such firing John Eustace and bringing in Wayne Rooney, have caused the team to fall in the standings.

We looked at the market value of Birmingham’s top five players using Transfermarkt because we knew that interest in some of the team’s players will always exist, regardless of the league the team plays in the next season.

John Ruddy – £215k

John Ruddy Birmingham City

Veteran goalkeeper John Ruddy has a Transfermarkt value of €250,000, which equates to 215,000 in pounds.

Despite Birmingham’s woes this season, Ruddy has been one of the side’s better performers, but he sees his deal at St Andrew’s expire this summer.

Birmingham City out of contract players – Transfermarkt
Player Position
John Ruddy Goalkeeper
Neil Etheridge Goalkeeper
Bradley Mayo Goalkeeper
Marcel Oakley Right-back
Marc Roberts Centre-back
Ivan Sunjic Midfield
Gary Gardner Midfield
Keshi Anderson Midfield
Scott Hogan Striker
Lukas Jutkiewicz Striker

The 37-year-old still has plenty of life left in him, and has been the subject of transfer interest from Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers as John Eustace looks to reunite with his former goalkeeper after bringing him to St Andrew’s in the summer of 2022.

The former England international only has a minimal market value because of his age, but he’s still a very useful player, as seen by his performances this year.

Lee Buchanan – £1.7m

Lee Buchanan Birmingham City

Recent performances by left-back Lee Buchanan have demonstrated why the team signed him from Werder Bremen in the summer.

Transfermarkt values the 23-year-old at £1.7 million, but if he keeps up his impressive play, that figure will undoubtedly rise.

It’s starting to seem like Birmingham got a good deal when they paid a reputed £1.3 million to sign him in the summer.

There’s no doubt that some Championship teams would test the waters with a bid for Buchanan if Birmingham were demoted this season.

Jay Stansfield – £2.75m

Jay Stansfield

Jay Stansfield has been a revelation since joining the club on loan from Fulham in the summer, and is said to have a market value of £2.75m according to Transfermarkt.

However, if a club wished to sign Stansfield, you’d have thought that Fulham would be asking for a lot more money than that, with the 21-year-old set to have a very big future in the game.

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The striker has proven that he’s able to score goals, and despite playing in a struggling side, he’s into double figures for goals this season.

If Birmingham were to survive, they’d certainly be interested in signing Stansfield on a permanent basis, but it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to get him for as cheap as £2.75m.

Juninho Bacuna – £3.4m

Juninho Bacuna

According to Transfermarkt, midfielder Juninho Bacuna, who has shown great play for Birmingham this season, is worth £3.4 million.

The 26-year-old, who joined the team in January 2022 after leaving Rangers, has started every game for the Blues this season.

This season, he has also contributed goals, and it appears that all of Birmingham’s managers like him.

Bacuna has one more year on his contract, so if Birmingham can’t come to new terms this summer, they might have to sell him. It’s unclear what Bacuna’s future holds.

Jordan James – £3.8m

Jordan James Birmingham City

According to Transfermarkt, Birmingham’s 19-year-old midfielder Jordan James has the highest market value of any player.

It’s understandable given his age and his accomplishments in the Championship and internationally, and Birmingham needs to stay in the second division if they hope to retain him this summer.

The midfielder, who was born in Hereford, is a Welsh international who caught the attention of Atalanta in January and Crystal Palace in the past few months.

Even though James only has a £3.8 million market value, Birmingham would likely demand far more than that if they were to trade James this summer.



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