Benitez completes Birmingham move

Ecuador striker Christian Benitez has completed his move from Mexican club Santos Laguna to Premier League side Birmingham City, the club said on their website on Tuesday.

Birmingham, back in England's top flight after a season in the Championship, said the 23-year-old was joining for a club transfer record fee which could rise to 7.7 million pounds.

Benitez, whose father Ermen is Ecuador's all-time leading scorer, played in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.