>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Sullivan excited about Birmingham "gamble" Benitez

Birmingham City co-owner David Sullivan is excited by the arrival of Ecuador star Cristian Benitez.

The Ecuadorian striker, who cost an initial £6.2 million, rising to more than £9 million, could be 'absolutely anything'.

Sullivan admitted he was excited by the 23-year-old's capture.

"It's still a bit of a punt, a gamble, on someone his age," said the co-owner.

"He could be absolutely anything. But from what we've seen and what we've heard, we're excited.

"He's got a decent international goalscoring record and what's attractive is that his goal to game ratio is improving, it was far better this season than it was last.

"I'm told he's also the sort of player who will chase anything, he will go after hopeless cases to try and make something happen in order to get a result. He's quite slightly built and we will have to make sure we get balls on the floor to him.

"But he's strong with it, he's a tough little character and we believe he can be a real threat to defences in the Premier League."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?