Keeper Stockdale joins Birmingham from Brighton

Lynette Rowe
June 14, 2017

And this led to a race to sign Stockdale, with reports suggesting plenty of Premier League teams were trying to sign him.

David Stockdale played a key role in helping Brighton & Hove Albion earn promotion into the Premier League last season but the 31-year-old has surprisingly made a decision to remain in the Championship by signing a deal with Birmingham City recently.

He has been a superb performer for the Seagulls, making 45 appearances last season as they finished second in the table and earned promotion to the top flight.

Fellow keepers Adam Legzdins and Tomas Kuszczak signed new contract this summer, while Blues under-23 goalkeeper Connal Trueman also extended his stay at St Andrews.

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Birmingham complete the signing of goalkeeper David Stockdale on a free transfer from newly-promoted Brighton & Hove Albion.

He told Albion's official website: "Firstly, and most importantly, I would like to thank David Stockdale for his huge contribution over the past three seasons".

Stockdale is set to go straight into Birmingham's starting line-up next season, as Redknapp's side aim for promotion.

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