Last updated : 06 January 2003 By editor

Birmingham’s latest signing has failed to live up to his vaunted reputation at his previous clubs and has decided to plump for a pay day in the Premiership. After playing for the likes of Bordeaux, Milan, Barcelona and Marseille Birmingham is hardly a step up the ladder but with Birmingham desperate for Premier League survival the money will be better than he could get elsewhere.

Beach football apart could you imagine Eric moving anywhere just for the money?