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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Johnson signs for The Blues


Adam Johnson has finally completed his £9m move to Birmingham City.

This this was agreed over a week ago, when Veigas noticed that a bid had been accepted by Watford for the services of Johnson to move abroad. He move fast to contact John Harman at Watford and offered half a million pounds extra to cancel the deal if Johnson would prefer to stay in England.

Johnson agreed to this and was over the moon to find out that Birmingham was the club who wanted his services.

Watford where told that they would have to wait a week or so, so Birmingham could find the funds to make this deal happen. Teofilo Gutierrez was told that he could leave and was eventually sold back to former team River Plate last night. Birmingham placed a official bid for Johnson last night and by 15.00 o'clock this afternoon the transfer had been completed.

Johnson at St. Andrews

Johnson was handed the number 11 shirt and is believed to have signed a 2 year deal worth £30k a week.

"Johnson is a quality player, we are over the moon to have captured his services. He has the ability to be very successful here and the confidence around the club is noticeably risen with this news. This was the signing we have been waiting on to complete the puzzle here at Birmingham. We are confident that this could well be our year, we just need to hit the ground running this season!" - Veigas can't hide how pleased he his with this signing and squad.

We later caught up with Johnson as he was leaving St. Andrews " I'm very excited to have been given a chance to stay in England, specially to join Birmingham. Very impressed about the whole set up here, future plans and the kind of players i'll be working with. Looking forward to working with Veigas, he seems to have finally put a decent squad together and I'm confident we could go for promotion this season"


  1. Excellent article, great signing who will do well for you,
    Your squad is shaping up nicely as season 9 approaches
    We gave you a decent test in our recent friendly