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Blues - getting value for money?

Last week's flurry of transfer activity has bought the number of new arrivals to seven, but the total sum spent so far by the Board is still just over 8m (excluding any add-ons).

Midfielder Kapo has been the most expensive player bought in so far, netting Juventus a fee of 3m for his services.

Although Fabrice Muamba's eventual fee might top the 4m mark if all the add-on clauses are activated, the base fee to acquire him from Arsenal was 2.5m.

O'Connor's purchase from Locomotiv Moscow was in the region of 2.7m, but so far all other transfers have been picked up via the Bosman system; good business for a club that cannot (with the best will in the world) compete with the likes of the Big Four.

Birmingham fans seem to be particularly pleased at the arrivals of Schmitx and Der Ridder, who certainly attracted plenty of attention during the U21 European Competition in June.

It seems likely that more signings are to be expected before the transfer window closes at the end of August.

An obvious gap still exists in defence, where a quality centre-half is needed.

Rumours still abound about the acquisition of another striker, particularly as there was mention last week of Mikael Forssell crossing the city to West Bromwich Albion as part of a deal for Diomansy Kamara.

Clemence and DJ Campbell's futures are by no means certain, although inmost fans' opinions it would be a waste to move on either of these players.

As David Sullivan was quoted recently as saying that July would be the main focus of transfer activity, more news in the near future seems certain.




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Date:Sunday July 8 2007

Time: 10:20PM

Your Comments

8 million quid nearly enough for a quality player....
col8
Think you're going to have to spend a lot more than 8m to give yourselves a realistic chance of avoiding the drop this upcoming season. 8 million quid nowadays is mere pocket change for the bigger premiership outfits. Sully, the Gold lads, and your new 'foreign investor' need to start digging deep, otherwise a long, hard, depressing season lays ahead of you. Still, Keep Right On eh?
glensider
Tramps.
chris the villan
is that your new signing in the photo? he looks like he's seen better days ;-)
Dales_Dad
Dales who do you mean the Dwarf or the Fugly Bloke.
col8
LOL do birmingham city fans have the internet? This site seems to have been deserted.
villa96
Mido would be a good signing for any bottom 3 club ;P same as all your other players
Newman
This Kapo player is qaulity and could be the surprise package in the prem this season.
will it ever happen
 

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