Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Blues in for Zheng Zhi

Birmingham have joined the race to sign China captain Zheng Zhi who was on loan at The Valley last season. Zhi returned to Shandong Luneng after the Addicks were relegated from the Premiership, but he has been linked with returns to England ever since and it seems the 26-year-old is interesting the Blues especially.

The Blues have recently had Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung become their leading shareholder and he has made no secret of his intention to make connections between Birmingham and the Far East.

Sources close to St.Andrews denied reports that Zhi would be provided with a dialect coach as part of the deal: 'The local accent is no more divergent than Chinese regional dialects and is certainly more comprehensible than the Black Country dialect.'

1 comment:

Jakartass said...

ZZ had a cracking few games for China in the ongoing Asian Cup. Unfortunately, with too many yellow cards he got suspended and they got knocked out.

I suppose it makes sense for him to go to Brum with its new Chinese owner, but with either him or Song in our midfield, I'd feel much more comfortable thinking about 'automatic' promotion.