Birmingham City - Birmingham want Benitez
UK time is: 22:09:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Birmingham want Benitez

It is not Rafa Benitez, but Cristian Benitez. Sky Sports is reporting that Birmingham have made an official bid for the 23 year old Ecuador striker.

Benitez, who is currently playing in Mexico for Santos Laguna, has been impressive at both international and club level and is being chased by several clubs. Benitez has been linked with Wigan, PSV Eindhoven and Villarreal.

According to Benitez`s advisor, Barry McIntosh, told Sky Sports News 'Birmingham have made an official offer for the player.`

'Naturally, the offer from Birmingham is being seriously considered, but in the past 24 hours there has been a number of other interested parties in England,` McIntosh went on to say.

Birmingham have yet to bring anyone in, but it is believed that Alex McLeish is looking to bring in up to 10 players in the off season, and most recently Portsmouth defender Djimi Traore has expressed his desire to sign up with newly reported Birmingham.

Goals were a problem for the Blues last season, so it is important they get a player that can fill that gap, and it seems McLeish is looking to swoop in for Benitez before the others get a chance.

The amount of the bid has not been confirmed, but McIntosh did say, ' As far as how much a player is worth, he is only worth what somebody is prepared to pay for him.`

For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: yankeebluenose Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 31 2009

Time: 9:51AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Rather go for Rafa and Djimi is all yours.
Report Abuse
01/06/2009 20:59:00

Yeah, and Rafa can still play football cant he?
Report Abuse
02/06/2009 11:49:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Opinion: Kozak, Iwobi or Thomas (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Blues in Race to Sign Iwobi (Tuesday November 24 2015)

No Approach Made for Rowett (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Sask's Thoughts On McFarlane (Monday November 23 2015)

Striker Frustration for Rowett (Monday November 23 2015)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Sask 25
2. BcfcTom 18
3. WayCoolBlue 13
4. Moshen 12
5. Chrisblues 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 17 10 3 4 13 33
4. Derby County 17 9 6 2 13 33
5. Burnley 17 9 6 2 9 33
6. Birmingham 17 8 4 5 6 28
7. Reading 17 7 6 4 7 27
8. Sheff Wed 17 7 6 4 3 27
9. Cardiff 17 6 7 4 3 25

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Competition: Win a match-day experience with Panos Pavlakis!
Birmingham : 24/11/2015 20:47:01
Rams In For Left Back?
Derby County : 24/11/2015 20:39:01
LUFC Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) - Ticket Information
Leeds Utd : 24/11/2015 19:00:01
RUFC - Camp To Leeds?
Rotherham : 24/11/2015 18:29:00
Rowett Favourite for Fulham Job!
Fulham : 24/11/2015 17:41:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What do you want to see more of on Vital Birmingham?
Suggested By:  Tom Heslop
Opinion articles 47%
Official news 7%
Match details 46%
Post match reactions 0%