Birmingham City coach Harry Redknapp is still hopeful to sign Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah as the transfer window draws to a close in few days’ time.
The championship side are expected to finalize a deal for the Ghana international by the close of this week.
The deal to bring Acquah to St Andrew’s is expected to exceed the club’s previous record transfer of £6million for Nikola Zigic in 2010.
And it’s Acquah’s physical qualities that has persuaded Harry Redknapp to shell out.
”We’re hoping we can get him through the door and we’re looking to build a good team,” Redknapp told the Birmingham Mail.
”He’s a strong midfield player, he can play, he’s got a real engine on him.
”He’s a good all-round midfield player, a powerhouse. He plays for Ghana so he’d be a good acquisition for us.
”Sulley (Muntari) was a good player for me and he’s the same, aggressive. Ghana have had lots of good midfield players over the years so hopefully he will be a good signing for us.”