Birmingham complete Johnson capture

Birmingham City have signed Cardiff City defender Roger Johnson for 5 million pounds, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

"Premier League football is the dream at the start of any footballer's career, so I am pleased I have been given that chance with Birmingham," Johnson told the club website.

The 26-year-old centre-back, who has signed a three-year deal, left Championship side Cardiff after three years and was manager Alex McLeish's sixth signing since winning promotion to the top flight last season.