Birmingham boss McLeish admits making Dzagoev check
An attacking midfielder, Dzagoev scored his first senior goal in Russia’s 3-2 victory over the Republic of Ireland.
"I went to see the game because there were several interesting players on show," McLeish told the Birmingham Mail. "I can't begin to start naming who we were looking at but there were a few. It was a good game. Russia played extremely well but in the end the Irish could have got something.
"Russia played some great stuff and have some decent players.
"But, as you know, the salaries in Russia are extremely high and it might be difficult for a club like Birmingham to compete with those salaries."