John Percy from The Daily Telegraph broke the news that former Rangers winger Chris Burke has finally found a new home after his contract ran out with Birmingham City. Burke enjoyed a very successful spell with Birmingham since joining the club in 2011 after two seasons with Cardiff City.
BBC Sport is reporting that Burke is having a medical with Nottingham Forest & that the finalization of the deal is imminent.
Birmingham City boss Lee Clark would have preferred keeping Burke but realized that the 30-year old had to pounce on this opportunity at one last big contract in his career. Clark, via The Birmingham Mail, said – “Chris has obviously got numerous amount of offers, which will just blow ours away.”
“I fully understand where he is coming from. He’s 30, still at a good age, and it is a good opportunity for him as a player what you call a really big contract.”
Burke made a total of 44 appearances last year in all competitions. He scored four goals & added seven assists; he also managed to launch 67 shots towards goal (second most on the team) with 21 being on target. Several teams have been suspected of seeking out Burke’s services.
Nottingham Forest finished in the middle of the English Championship table last season – seven points behind the promotion playoff group.