Middlesbrough closing in on signing of Birmingham City defender Ryan Shotton

Boro closing in on Shotton signing
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Birmingham City defender Ryan Shotton is reportedly expected to complete a transfer to Middlesbrough after the clubs agreed a deal worth £2m.

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that defender Ryan Shotton is likely to join Middlesbrough.

It has been reported by The Northern Echo that the Blues and Boro have agreed on a fee of £2m for the 28-year-old, but Redknapp has indicated that the transfer will not be finalised until a replacement is found.

The Blues boss told reporters: "He's a good lad but Middlesbrough want him. He also fancies the move so if he goes it leaves us with only two defenders and we need four.

"We've agreed a fee and we're just waiting until we get someone in now."

Shotton will leave Birmingham having scored three goals in 54 appearances for the West Midlands outfit in all competitions.

Boro manager Garry Monk has already made eight first-team signings since arriving at the Riverside Stadium.

Ryan Shotton for Derby County on November 22, 2014
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