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Wigan Athletic sign Olivier Kapo

Wigan Athletic sign Olivier Kapo

Wigan Athletic have signed Olivier Kapo from Birmingham City on a three year deal for £3.5 million following the succesful completition of his medical linking the Frenchman back up with his former boss Steve Bruce.

Latics boss Steve Bruce signed Kapo a year ago when he was manager of Birmingham bringing the attacking midfield man to England from Italian side Juventus.

Kapo has played must of his football in his native France, starring for Auxerre over a five year period where he made 119 appearances scoring 19 goals, although he spent 3 years signed with Juventus, Kapo only made 14 starts for the Serie A giants and spent two spells on loan at Monaco and Levante.

Whilst in France on loan at Monaco in 2005/06, Kapo enjoyed a successful time scoring 5 goals in 25 matches; this was followed by a spell on loan at Spanish side Levante for the 2006/07 season where he again scored 5 goals this time in 32 appearances.

Following his move to Birmingham Kapo made 26 appearances for the Blues scoring, yes you guessed it 5 goals.

Kapo is Bruces second summer signing following Daniel De Ridders arrival from Birmingham two weeks ago and the squad is slowly taking shape in readiness for the coming season.

Welcome on board Olivier

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday July 15 2008
Time: 2:17PM

Comments

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Olivier Kapo...lets see if he can keep his 5 goals a season record running
worbo
15/07/2008 14:20:00
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Good signing for Wigan I think. Kapo, Valencia and Palacios in the midfield - one decent midfield there! - Leicester Fan
FatherTed
15/07/2008 15:45:00
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Looks a good player, you'll need him.
storagematt
15/07/2008 15:49:00
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Look's a good player? He's dreadful. 5 goals a season from a striker?
NDH
15/07/2008 17:00:00
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He's more a midfielder than a striker. Hoping Zaki (if he signs) will get us the goals.
robin
15/07/2008 17:08:00
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No he plays as a attacking midfielder playing just under the striker. If he was any good would Birmingham have sold him for just £3.5 million.
NDH
15/07/2008 17:29:00
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He's not as bad as you make out NDH.
robin
15/07/2008 17:34:00
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It's a question of what SB and Wigan can get out of him, I think.
wotcha
15/07/2008 17:39:00
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Why is there nothing about his signing on the official site?
robin
15/07/2008 17:45:00
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Because of a visa/agent is arrested/Birmingham want more money at the last minute/meteor hits player* kind of problem *delete as appropriate
yams
15/07/2008 17:54:00
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