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Blues move for Kingson

04 Jul 2007 - 10:54:36

Birmingham City have agreed to sign goalkeeper Richard Kingson on a free transfer, subject to the Ghana international receiving a work permit.

The 29-year-old will sign a two-year deal at St Andrew's after deciding to leave Turkish side Antalyaspor following the end of his contract.

Kingson spent the last three months on loan at Swedish side Hammarby and will challenge Colin Doyle and Maik Taylor for the number one jersey next season.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool and England midfielder Steve McManaman looks set to have an influence at Birmingham next season, after being appointed to the board of the company interested in investing in the club.

The 35-year-old has accepted a role of executive director at Grandtop International, who have agreed to purchase 29.9 per cent of the club's shares on behalf of Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung.

"They know my expertise in sport in England and in particular football. I know a lot of people in the sport and I have a lot of contacts," McManaman told the South China Morning Post.

"I will help out and give ideas as a friend as the people involved in the company are very good friends of mine and hopefully we can have exciting times in the future."


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