Cardiff City Accept Brum Bid For Johnson
Cardiff City will be looking for a new centre-back after a deal was finally agreed with Premiership new-boys Birmingham City for the transfer of Roger Johnson.
After a couple of months interest and rejected bids, a £5m deal has now been agreed with the Blues finally coming up with the £2m down patment Peter Ridsdale insisted on. Further payements of £1m will be scheduled while some of the £5m will depend on the Blues surviving in the Premiership.
Roger Johnson himself was keen on the move, and therefore it always seemed likely to happen. Birmingham have come up with the money and we lose probably our best player - it's by no means a huge fee but Dave Jones will surely get a sizable chunk of money to re-invest - he does at least have an excellent track record with defenders.
Darren Purse has left, Roger Johnson's terms are a mere formality meaning that Gabor Gyepes is the only central defender at the club. Matt Mills of Doncaster Rovers appears a likely replacement, but we'd need to spend all of the £2m for his signature. Nottingham Forest are also showing strong interest.
Good luck Roger, perhaps over-confident and even arrogant at times - there is no doubting his commitment, quality and potential - he could be an important player for Birmingham City.