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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Double signing for The Blues


Birmingham have completed deals to sign MK Dons midfielder Fabian Delph and Tottenham defender Francis Coquelin.

Delph joined for a fee of £5m as part of a previous deal, which saw Patrick Ebert and Matias Silvestre swap clubs. Coquelin joined for £6m after Birmingham's long hunt for a right back.

Birmingham had been linked to a few other right backs for some time. After some serious scouting and consideration they opted for the young French, Coquelin who is a very talented player with a very bright future. He is believed to have signed a 3 year contract, worth £21k pw.

Birmingham agreed to sell Patrick Ebert last week, but only if they could find a decent younger replacement with good quality as a replacement. As part of the Ebert deal, we saw Silvestre join Birmingham adding an experienced face at the back and the clubs came to an agreement that Delph would then join Birmingham from MK Dons for a bargain price of just £5m. Delph is believed to have signed a 2 year contract also worth £21k pw.

Birmingham manager ; ''I've very happy with the way our squad is shaping up for next season, these two are very talented footballers who I'm very excited about. They will bring some much needed depth to the team and obviously, quality!''

There are a few rumours being whispered around Birmingham that it is only a matter of time before they sign a former England international.

When asked about the rumours and who this player might be, Veigas replied ; ''We are always going to be linked with any player who seems to be available, Birmingham need to push for promotion and everyone knows that the chairman here will give me his full backing in bringing in who ever I think could help us achieve that. I will say, yes we are looking into a possibility into bringing a very quality player in but I will not be mentioning any names until he has signed on the dotted line.''


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