Birmingham City agree £3.5m fee with Barnsley for Marc Roberts?

A report claims that Birmingham City are on the brink of completing a £3.5m move for Barnsley defender Marc Roberts, who had earlier been linked with a switch to Burnley.

Barnsley defender Marc Roberts is on his way to Championship rivals Birmingham City in a deal worth £3.5m, according to a report.

The 26-year-old is said to have already passed a medical at St Andrew's and will formally complete his switch at some stage over the weekend.

Sky Sports News reports that Brum won the race to sign the former Halifax Town man with their healthy offer, seeing off rumoured competition from Premier League outfit Burnley.

Birmingham have been in the market for a new centre-back and are understood to have shown an interest in John Terry, but the free agent looks likely to be on his way to neighbours Aston Villa.

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom revealed earlier this week that he expected to lose Roberts, who was handed the captaincy for the second half of last season after Conor Hourihane left for Villa.

General view ahead of kick off in the npower Championship match between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, at St Andrews Stadium on February 25, 2012
Read Next:
Birmingham to spend big on Marc Roberts?
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves22163342172551
2Cardiff CityCardiff22145333161747
3Bristol City22127336231343
4Derby CountyDerby22125535211441
5Aston Villa2210752920937
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2212193427737
7Leeds UnitedLeeds2211383426836
8Ipswich TownIpswich2211293732535
9Preston North EndPreston229852622435
11Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest22100123237-530
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds226972627-127
16Norwich CityNorwich227692128-727
18Queens Park RangersQPR226792533-825
19Hull City2257103740-322
22Burton Albion2245131440-2617
23Bolton WanderersBolton2237122141-2016
24Birmingham CityBirmingham2244141132-2116
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account