Date: 24th June 2009 at 11:05am
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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.


12 Replies to “Cardiff City Accept Brum Bid For Johnson”

  • im gutted. not just a city fan but as a fan of the player. i think he could he go somewhere better. brum in my opinion are the likely to return to CCC 2010/2011. good luck Rog. a bluebird legend

  • Devastating. He has been a rock, irreplaceable, and for Brum to get him for 2m up front is a steal. We’ll probably never see the full 5m.

  • I really do think any £5m deal should have been up-front for Roger. Two million is not much to work with for finding a replacement.

  • i agree, ledley or Ross could be more easily replaced, but a solid centre back’s are hard to find, lets hope for another DJ scouting special!! good luck Roger!

  • Kit comes out a day or so before the first friendly – poor marketing, virtually every other team has their kit out !

  • Hello bluebirdlewis quick enough coming on to the Swans website gobbing off well the worm has turned my scummy friend Johnson gone next it will be the manager Mr Jones its lke rats on the Titanic love it ha ha ha ha

  • We’ve had a few great seasons and a 20000% mark-up on what we paid. And to think he nearly went to Swansea….

  • Motherwell defender hell of a replacement looks like more goals for the Swans against you lot again are you going to beat us next season me thinks not AGAIN

  • lol – is that all you care about? not the league at all? oh well – little brother syndrome I suppose. At least not all Swans fans share your views – that would be plain embarassing…

  • Of course i care about the league getting 6 points off you lot is just an added bonus we played you off the park in all three games last season and if you take your blinkers off you would admit that? Not bad for little brother you boys are just playing catch up on the pitch and off it i.e your stadium which you will never fill enjoy lego land next season

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