Deadline Day: Harry Redknapp goes full Harry Redknapp

Jack Wilshere, seemingly, has a keen interest in going on loan to teams beginning with ‘B’ after spells with Bolton, Bournemouth, and now, maybe Birmingham – keep your eyes peeled for the 2022 loan move to Burton Albion.

Harry Redknapp has made his most Harry Redknapp move ever – just hours after giving us the trademark car window interview – by launching an audacious move to bring Jack Wilshere in on loan.

Well, it’s only audacious if you still believe it’s 2010 and Jack Wilshere is still a bundle of passionate potential. However, if you’re in the real world, Wilshere potentially moving to Birmingham is befitting of the former England international’s career.

Redknapp is so wonderfully British, that Wilshere’s ‘talents’ are everything that ‘Arry loves to see in his players: tenacious – you can decide whether tenacity is just another way of describing someone who is just a bit of a muppet.

In a rather high-profile, exciting Deadline Day for all Brummies down at St Andrew’s, Redknapp is also close to bringing in another player with Arsenal links, with former Gunners midfielder, Alex Song, close to signing for the Championship side.

The Arsenal, Barcelona and Birmingham City tour is, somewhat surprisingly, a well-trodden path, with Alexandar Hleb clearly selling the delights of Birmingham to his former teammate.

Redknapp must’ve already tried and failed in also signing Andrey Arshavin, Emmanuel Frimpong and Tomas Rosicky, as he tries his hardest in getting the 2010/11 Arsenal squad back together.

Although moves of high-profile players joining perceived ‘lesser’ clubs always brings about surprise, perhaps the English game, with the money now involved, needs to start realising this will just become the norm.

Afterall, Renato Sanches of Bayern Munich, one of football’s most exciting young talents, has joined Swansea City on loan.