By David Meshioye:
Birmingham City manager, Harry Redknapp, is hopeful that Nigeria midfielder, Onazi Ogenyi' transfer from Turkish league side Trabzonspor sees the light of the day as the club contends with high cost players in the transfer market.
The former Portsmouth manager told Birmingham Mail that he was frustrated by the raising price of players, and admitted that the club is finding it difficult to wrap up new signings in the current summer transfer window.
Redknapp has directed Birmingham City's scout to inquire about Torino's Ghanaian midfielder Affriye Aquah as plan B should Onazi deal fell through.
“We are honestly nowhere near, I wish I could say we had someone – we haven’t,” Redknapp said.
“We are looking, it’s not easy – everybody’s prices have gone up and everybody’s looking for top money for strikers.
“But it’s got to be the right values. If we see somebody at £2m and somebody wants £5m we can’t pay it, it’s ridiculous.
“The market has gone crazy, absolutely crazy. The prices have gone through the roof, you can’t be paying double what you think someone’s worth.
Brian Dick of Birmingham Mail revealed that Harry is determine to go for cheap midfielder by keeping close tab on the Ghanaian born Torino midfielder.
“Harry said a lot about the club's transfer and he did say he wants Onazi at the club, but he was not able to stand up to report from Turkey that a deal has been agreed.
“He is also interested in Torino Ghanaian midfielder Affriye Aquah and hope that one of the deals go through and if possible the two,” Dick said