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Blues seal Ã‚6m deal for giant Serb Zigic
Published : 26 May 2010 15:28:00Rss feed
irmingham have completed the signing of giant Valencia forward Nikola Zigic for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £6million. Serbia striker Zigic is understood to have undergone a medical at St Andrew's on Tuesday and has now put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the ambitious Premier League outfit. Blues have not disclosed the amount they have paid for the 6ft 8in 29-year-old, but it is widely reported to be around £6million - taking the club's early summer spending well past the £10million mark following the captures of Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster and Spanish midfielder Enric Valles. Zigic, who will lead the line for his country at the World Cup, made his name with 71 goals in 110 games for Red Star Belgrade and was named Serbia's player of the year in 2003, 2005 and 2006. In 2006 he moved to Spain, scoring 11 times in his first season for Racing Santander before Valencia signed him for around £13.5million. That move did not yield the same glut of goals, but Zigic again proved his quality with 13 goals in 19 outings when loaned back to Racing last term.