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Blues sign Swansea City's striker Leroy Lita

Blues have agreed a deal with Swansea City to sign striker Leroy Lita on a three-month emergency loan. Photo: PA

Blues have agreed a deal with Swansea City to sign striker Leroy Lita on a three-month emergency loan.

The 27-year-old passed a medical today and will officially become a player for Birmingham City when the loan window opens on Saturday.

The former England Under-21 international has recently found playing opportunities at his in-form Barclays Premier League parent club limited.

The Congolese-born forward will wear first-team squad number 29.

“I know Leroy very well having worked with him at Norwich during a loan spell in which he scored seven goals in 16 games.

“He’s a proven goalscorer who has power and pace and there’s no doubt that he’ll add quality to my squad.”

– Blues boss Lee Clark

The former Chelsea trainee started his senior career at Bristol City before continuing to prove himself as a goalscorer with Reading and Middlesbrough.

Across the course of his career so far, Lita averages a goal every three games and bagged a brace on his last appearance at St. Andrew’s during a 3-2 win for Reading in the FA Cup in 2007.