DONE DEAL: Blues sign Juventus and Torino target


Blues have signed highly rated left-back Cheick Keita, according to his former club Virtus Entella.

The 20-year-old has been sold to Blues in a deal worth 1.7 million Euros (£1.5m).

Keita, who has been monitored by both Juventus and Torino, can play either left of defence or midfield.

Gozzi, the club’s president, is reported in the Italian press saying the following:

“It’s our first big market operation to when we are in Serie B.

“We are pleased to have been right about this guy that we have taken on a free transfer and has been with us for three years. We give him our best wishes.”

The youngster becomes Gianfranco Zola’s fourth signing to date, following Lukas Jutkiewicz, Craig Gardner and Emelio Nsue.

UPDATE 19/01:

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  1. BCFC followers easily the best and most accurate Blues Blog out there and well done on this scoop. Now for a speedy winger, a centre back and a striker. I can see a few coming in as Prem Clubs balance their 25 men squads on deadline day – 31st.

  2. I just can’t understand why Grounds receives so much stick. Ok he’s not the best at going down the line and creating chances but he is decent defensively. He’s not a bad passer of the ball either. I think we have the age old problem in English football of not having a really creative midfielder. Maybe Gardener could fill this gap now he’s dropped a level


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