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Blues make record signing

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.

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Writer:yankeebluenose
Date:Wednesday June 3 2009
Time: 12:27PM

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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. He’ll need help to adjust – but he could be great. As a City fan I would add a word of caution, though. If he’s 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 he’ll do great.
Sindbad
03/06/2009 23:12:00
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This is the sort of signing that you need to be making not other Prem teams cast offs.
denno4
05/06/2009 16:12:00
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will he hack it in the PL? Many don't!
merlin
08/06/2009 19:37:00
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I hope he works out for you folk!
JT_daniel
16/06/2009 19:48:00
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