Zigic sets sights on Europe

New signing Nikola Zigic believes he can help fire Birmingham City into Europe after joining the Blues in a £6million deal from Valencia.

The 6ft 8in tall Serbia striker has penned a four-year contract at St Andrew's before heading off to the World Cup after being impressed by the ambition of a club which finished ninth in the Premier League last season.

"I have always wanted to play in the Premier League and to get the opportunity is a fabulous thing. It will be a super experience and I am thoroughly looking forward to it," he told the club's official website.

"I have been watching the Premier League for many, many years. I think being involved with it will be tremendous and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it.

"I did hear through various sources the club were interested in me and what really swayed me to come over was the potential of playing for such a big club in the Premier League and the potential of playing in Europe.

"It was an opportunity I couldn't really turn down."

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