At Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Domino’s have begun to fall.
Quite often in football, a move for one player heavily depends on something else being engineered for another player.
At Wolves, the bigger picture is replacing Bakary Sako, who has walked away from Molineux as a free agent in a bid to chase a big pay-day.
He wants a move to the Premier League, but with only two weeks remaining of the summer, it’s all gone quiet for the Mali international.
But that is of no concern to Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett, who is tasked with the job to replace him.
Sako’s departure freed up £20,000-a-week from the playing budget in comparison to last season, but his free transfer brought no windfall.
Financially Jackett will have some money to play with, but he will still be juggling a few balls at once.
That is why the double move reported by our friends at Vital Wigan and Vital Birmingham makes perfect sense.
The first report was that Wolves had accepted an offer from Wigan for 23-year-old Michael Jacobs, who lets face it has dropped down the pecking order at Wolves since promotion to the Championship.
That in turn has freed up some space for Jackett to make a move Lloyd Dyer.
Dyer is a Watford player, who may see his chances diminished at Vicarage Road following their promotion to the Premier League.
He was unable to break his way into the team during the final few months of their promotion push and ended up on loan with Birmingham, hence their interest in his movements.
This is something that could work well for all three connected parties, with Wigan getting a good player, Wolves getting a better one and the player making a move to a good club.
The only club this doesn’t work well for would be Birmingham.
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