Former Derby County defender Ryan Shotton has signed permanently for Blues on a three year deal for an agreed undisclosed fee of £300k rising to over half a million with add ons.
The towering defender, who’s very much in his prime, impressed in a blue shirt during his 9 game loan spell at the club from January.
The 27-year-old linked well with center back Michael Morrison and many Blues fans feel his strong suit is in the middle, as they have witnessed.
Bringing Shotton back is the obvious choice in Rowett’s plans, as he only has Paul Robinson and Jonathan Spector as back up. However he won’t come cheap, in terms of his wages.
The January signing of Diego Fabbrini and now completing deals for Tesche and Shotton is a step in the right direction for the financial situation of the club moving forward.
This becomes Gary Rowett’s second summer signing following the capture of Robert Tesche from Nottingham Forest.
The former Stoke City man will be available for the squad’s pre season tour in Marbella from July 9 before the friendlies take place.
Business well done?