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Last Updated: Monday, 12 July, 2004, 11:07 GMT 12:07 UK
Birmingham sign Gronkjaer
Jesper Gronkjaer
Birmingham have completed the signing of Chelsea's Denmark winger Jesper Gronkjaer in a 2.2m deal.

Gronkjaer has signed a two-year contract, with the option for a further 12 months at St Andrews, after Sevilla pulled out of a proposed move

The Spanish club claimed that they had reached a deal to sign Gronkjaer, but he has chosen to remain in the Premiership at Birmingham.

He re-joins former Chelsea team-mates Mario Melchiot and Mikael Forssell.

Sevilla ditched a deal after Gronkjaer asked for more time to think about the switch.

A statement said: "The club believes it has waited long enough," read a statement from Sevilla. "The club will now work to sign another player of similar characteristics."

The 26-year-old Gronkjaer was due to meet with Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros on Tuesday, when Caparros said he was planning to "look him in the eyes, and have a talk to find out if he can adapt to the team and the city".

But Birmingham maintained their interest and have got their man.






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