Birmingham boss McLeish: We will do everything to convince Dembele
Brum are battling West Bromwich Albion for the Belgium international.
“It is difficult when someone has got options and he’s a top class player,” McLeish told the Birmingham Mail. “The player himself maybe knows as well. Some perhaps have a little self-doubt, but the very top players don’t have that.
“To bring in those kind of guys, to attract those kind of players to Birmingham, obviously there’s a lot of money involved and at times big wage demands.
“But that’s the ambitions I have and I would like to try and attract quality to this football team, enhance the quality factor in the team we already have.
“Dembele, he’s quality. He’s got a touch on the ball – but I’m advertising him for everybody else speaking about him.
“I’d rather that it was kept quite and Moussa didn’t say anything. But I can understand that he’s maybe trying to attract a bigger club.
“We will see what happens. We will try our best on that one.”