UK time is: 14:57:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blues make record signing

As reported last week, Birmingham City made a bid for Ecuador international striker Christian Benitez. It can now be confirmed that the club have signed the highly rated striker from Mexican side Santos Laguna.

An undisclosed fee has been agreed and Benitez will undergo a medical next week.

Benitez, the son of Ermen Benitez (one of Ecuador`s all time leading scorer) attracted a lot of attention after his performances in the 2006 World Cup and and his 31 goals in 58 games in Mexico`s Primera Division.

More to follow, stay tuned to Vital Birmingham




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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:Wednesday June 3 2009

Time: 12:27PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
This is a great statement of intent from McLeish. Christian Benitez is a bright talent, sure, but he has a lot more going for him than that. His prime ability is pace. There is possibly nobody faster over five meters, which in a striker can be the key to lots of goals. He has scored 10 goals in 17 internationals for Ecuador. Like a lot of smaller players he has developed the ability to ride on tackles and bounce back fast. Hell need help to adjust but he could be great. As a City fan I would add a word of caution, though. If hes played too deep, like Eriksson played Neryu Castillo last year, he could get muscled out of it. But let him get into the penalty area or in space down the flanks and hell do great.
Sindbad
Report Abuse
03/06/2009 23:12:00

This is the sort of signing that you need to be making not other Prem teams cast offs.
denno4
Report Abuse
05/06/2009 16:12:00

will he hack it in the PL? Many don't!
merlin
Report Abuse
08/06/2009 19:37:00

I hope he works out for you folk!
JT_daniel
Report Abuse
16/06/2009 19:48:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Rowett: Much Needed Win (Sunday March 1 2015)

Kiernan on Brentford Victory (Sunday March 1 2015)

Birmingham 1-0 Brentford (Sunday March 1 2015)

Gleeson Red Leaves Rowett Short (Sunday March 1 2015)

Preview: Birmingham City v Brentford (Saturday February 28 2015)

Defender Won't Make Brentford Game (Friday February 27 2015)

Reactions to Ipswich v Birmingham (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Davis: Result Matters the Most (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Rowett: Individual Errors Problem (Wednesday February 25 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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Sheff Wed 34 11 13 10 -2 46
11. Blackburn 34 11 12 11 -1 45
12. Charlton 34 9 15 10 -6 42
13. Birmingham 34 10 12 12 -11 42
14. Huddersfield 34 11 9 14 -12 42
15. Cardiff 34 10 11 13 -6 41
16. Leeds Utd 34 11 8 15 -9 41

Breaking League News

Robbo Reminds Us Of (Will Be) Rovers Exit
Blackburn : 02/03/2015 14:01:00
Duffy's Rovers Season Over
Blackburn : 02/03/2015 13:59:00
Bowyer: The Players Were Spot On
Blackburn : 02/03/2015 13:58:00
Butterfield Previews Brentford Clash
Huddersfield : 02/03/2015 13:49:00
Powell Looks For Brentford Response
Huddersfield : 02/03/2015 13:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham v Blackpool
Suggested By:  
Home win 100%
Draw 0%
Away win 0%