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Mido signing close

After a few hiccups and false starts it now seems that Spurs striker Mido will be the next arrival at Birmingham City.

The Egyptian international broke the story himself after a lot of speculation as to whether he would be joining the club or not.

The 24-year old has had something of a chequered career so far, working his way through a number of big name clubs.

After a very successful loan period at Spurs he seemed to go off the boil after his permanent signing, so maybe Steve Bruce is showing some wisdom by taking this rather mercurial player on a loan in the first instance.

Mido clearly has the physical presence and goal scoring ability to make it at the highest level but there have sometimes been issues with attitude and temperament.

However, Steve Bruce has shown in the past that he is able to handle players of this type after successes with the likes of Dugarry, Savage and Pennant. The fans will be hoping that he can work his magic again.

A permanent transfer, said to be in the region of 5m will be dependent on Birmingham surviving in the Premiership second time around. If they have the likes of Mido to call on though, success could be more likely.

Blues are certainly in need of a target man and a pairing of Mido and O'Connor is an appetising prospect.

Another possible line-up (given his showing so far in the pre-season friendlies) would be the combination of Forssell and this likely new arrival.

It also seems increasingly likely that fellow Egyptian Hossam Ghaly will be joining the Birmingham City squad before the first game of the season.




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Date:Thursday July 19 2007

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Be a good un if you can get him
worbo
he really would be a huge signing for brum, coz he was constantly raiding the pie stand at white hart lane and now weighs about 18 stone.
showstopper
He's enthusiastic and does have some quality. Alot of us liked him (well those who weren't constantly making silly weight jokes) until Berbatov arrived, and then you could really see the limits to his game. I'd like to see him do well, hope he can stay fit in the injury sense and get on with things without the hassle. To be fair he never really caused any problems at Spurs, but he can be a handful if things aren't going too well. Although the fact he never caused much of a stink with us, I think shows he had respect for the club, manager and fans. So if he stays fit, and gets into a rhythm then can be an excellent signing for Birmingham, but you cant help but feel some time down the line and it will be the same old problems. Lets all hope not. *And yes his weight can go up, but there were times when people were saying such things and it was really very unfair.
benmcyid
A huge coup for Midlands fast food establishments :). He's actually a good player, really strong in the air, it's a shame it didn't work out for him at spurs because pre-berbagod he was 'the man' given the right service and a regular first team place he can definately find the back of the net in the premiership. Good look to him and yourslves next season
Phartman87
as i said before in my topic in formus http://www.birmingham.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=774&posts=1&mid=1274#M1274 mido will join the blues soon and ghaly too congratulations :D
torkyz85
egyptians traditionally do not perform well in the west midlands. can you remember the last egyptian player who made an impact in the area? exactly!
Dales_Dad
Mido has the potential to be absolute top class, keep him motivated and match sharp and he can be a massive signing for you, he has suffered from a lack of games and a dented ego last season, causing his head and fitness to drop. make him feel he is your top man and he will be a hero, his first 12 mths at spurs he was excellent and the fans loved him.
oxfordspur
6million! Good player, just keep him out of KFC!!
BaldyYid
Should be a positive signing (providing you can keep him away from the vending machines in the canteen)!
Aamir
One Egyptian in...the other to follow?
sandgroanun
 

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