Wolves Agree £7m Fee for Birmingham City Centre Back Roger Johnson

Molinuex side set to capture St Andrews’ defender.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to signing Birmingham City defender Roger Johnson after the two clubs agreed a £7m fee.

It is understood that the 28-year-old is holding talks with the Molineux outfit, who are keen to increase their defensive options.

Johnson has been linked with a move away from Birmingham following their relegation from the Premier League.

The deal would equal the club-record fee Wolves paid for Steven Fletcher.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy had targeted Reading defender Matt Mills but a £3m bid for the player was rejected and he moved to Leicester last week.

Blues were believed to be holding out for a fee of around £10m but a compromise appears to have been reached.


Birmingham City are in danger of beginning a fire sale and the loss of Roger Johnson will be keenly felt by Chris Hughton who may have to contend with the possibility that fellow centre back Scott Dann may push for a St Andrews’ exit and Aston Villa apparently plan a move to sign keeper Ben Foster.

Kevin Phillips left for Blackpool last week and Craig Gardner and Sebastian Larsson have left for Sunderland. However the Midlands club has Chris Burke from Cardiff City, Marlon King from Coventry City and Steven Caldwell from Wigan Athletic.

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