Jordon Mutch has spoken to the Birmingham Mail about his sudden transfer to Cardiff City and has admitted that the move was a shock and came completely out of the Blue.
News of the midfielder’s sale was released late on Friday evening and took the majority of Birmingham City fans by surprise, raising fears that this could be the tip of the iceberg regarding transfers out of the club.
“It was a shock, it came out of the blue,” Mutch told the Birmingham Mail.
“It all happened very quickly. I didn’t ask to leave but Cardiff came in and agreed a fee, and then it was my side of it.
“That was sorted, I had a medical and it was done. That’s all I can say on it, really, it happened in a couple of days.”
Mutch told the Mail that he was preparing himself for the upcoming season at St Andrew’s and was intent on making up for Blues’ play-off semi final defeat to Blackpool in May.
But the switch to South Wales now means that he will be helping the other semi finalist losers to make amends instead.
“At the end of a season any player goes away in the summer and reflects on what they can do better the next season.
“When I came back last year I was really, really flying. I had a good pre-season and in the first few games I felt strong, really fit and sharp.
“After my injury, which was a freak accident I came back but was still having some niggles and problems with it.
“I wasn’t moving the same, but with three pins in there, it was going to take while to get back to normal. So that was a bit disappointing for me.
“But I was thinking about next season and then, as was shown with the manager leaving, anything can happen in football.
“Change is like that, isn’t it, it happens so quickly. Cardiff came in and the people behind them are putting money into the club, they are very ambitious to get into the Premier League and that’s where I want to play.
“And the manager (Malky Mackay) knows me from when I was on loan at Watford and he’s a fantastic manager, so that was a factor as well.
“Of course there are some mixed feelings as I’ve been at Birmingham since I was 15.
“I’d like to thank everyone there who has helped me and been behind me, and the fans for their support.
“I really do wish the club every success in the future.
“I think we really had a good team there under Chris Hughton and it was so disappointing to lose in the play-off semi-finals.”
The problems behind the scenes at Birmingham City FC has meant that the club is vulnerable to any interest shown from opposing football clubs in their players and more transfers are likely to take place before the new season starts in August.
Mutch continued: “You never know what’s around the corner.
“New people might come in and then everything gets changed for the better financially.
“I hope that things at Birmingham are sorted out and they get some stability.”