Blues close to wrapping up Michel deal

Published Add your comment

Football News

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish expects Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel to become a Blues player in the next 48 hours.

The 23-year-old playmaker and his representative were at St. Andrews on Saturday evening to watch Birmingham's 1-1 draw with Manchester United. City have agreed personal terms and a fee believed to be in the region of £3million for the player, and the deal will go through early next week subject to him passing a medical.

McLeish said: "It's looking good in terms of signing Michel. Everything has been agreed, personal terms and a fee, subject to him passing a medical. All being well, he should become our player on Monday or Tuesday which I will be pleased about as I've been tracking him for over a year. He will add some more quality to our squad."

McLeish was on the verge of signing Michel during the summer only for the deal to fall through at the 11th hour.

However, it appears his hopes of signing Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones are fading.

Sunderland are asking for at least £11million for Jones and the player is understood to be wanting around £70,000 a week to make the move to Birmingham.

McLeish is an admirer of the player but it is believed he will not pay excessively to land his services.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Kenwyne Jones
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again