England international David Dunn has completed his club record transfer to Birm
England international David Dunn has completed his club record transfer to Steve Bruce's Birmingham City
Blackburn accepted the bid from the Blues some time ago and the player agreed personal terms last Wednesday but had to wait until he passed his medical to officially complete his move to St Andrews.
Birmingham chairman David Gold said: "This is a fantastic signing for the club and, following the arrival of Matthew Upson and Christophe Dugarry last season, highlights our ability to attract top players.
"We are all delighted David has joined as he is an outstanding player with a great future."
The 23-year-old, who played for England against Portugal at Villa Park last September, admitted he found it difficult to leave his boyhood heroes.
He told Birmingham's official website: "I was a big Blackburn fan and as a family we've been going down to Ewood Park since I was about nine or 10.
"Obviously it's very hard to leave a club that you've supported all your life. But the reason that I've come to Birmingham is that I think Steve Bruce is one of the best young managers in the country and that Birmingham as a club is a sleeping giant.
"They are a team on the up I'm sure that if things carry on in the same direction Birmingham can become a massive club."
Dunn progressed through the youth system at Ewood Park and signed his first professional contract with Rovers at 17, making his first team debut at 18.
He went onto make 169 appearances for his hometown club and after representing England at youth level, he quickly progressed up to David Platt's Under 21s where he would win 20 caps.
His greatest moment in an England shirt to date came in Utrecht in 2002 for the Under 21s when he scored a wondeful solo goal against Holland to secure the draw England needed to qualify for last summer's European Championships.
Name: David Dunn
Date of Birth: 27 December 1979
Place of Birth: Blackburn
Height: 5' 10''
Weight: 12 05
Club: Birmingham City