Gardner Fee Agreed

Last updated : 22 January 2010 By Brian Cartlidge

Media reports and local radio stations have revealed that Blues have reached an agreement with local rivals Villa for the sale of the 23-year-old midfielder.

Gardner is now expected to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical early next week before finalising a move to St Andrews.

Blues boss Alex McLeish had earlier today (Friday) described Gardner as just the type of player he is seeking to strengthen his squad.

"Craig is a player who can perform in a number of positions and a player like that is worth his weight in gold in terms of squad strength," he said.