Fans stunned as Birmingham City announce signing of Burnley’s Kevin Long with hilarious Home Alone video | The Sun
6th January 2023

BIRMINGHAM City announced the signing of defender Kevin Long from Burnley in a hilarious way.

The Championship side took to Twitter to share the famous 'Give it to Kevin' clip from Home Alone in homage to their new signing.

The clip shows people passing a bag down from one to the next, with teach one saying: "Give this to Kevin."

The footage ends with Ireland star lifting up his new Birmingham shirt

Fans were left stunned by the reveal with one Burnley commenting: "This is Class! We'll miss Kev, please look after him"

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Another fan said: "Incredible work 👏 😂"

A third added: "Great video! Good luck Long! Great servant to the club."

Long made the move to Birmingham after 13 seasons with Burnley, joining from Cork City in 2010.

The Republic of Ireland international finished his career at the Clarets with 91 appearances as well as a number of loan moves.

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The deal to Birmingham will see Long, 32, play until the end of the season with the Midlands outfit scrambling for defensive options.

Long said: "I am really looking forward to it, to be honest.

"It has been a tough season for me personally at Burnley. Being at Burnley has been a big part of my career since I moved to England at 19 and it has just felt like the right time to move on.

"Birmingham is a massive club and I am really excited to be here."

The Blues have found themselves in the bottom half of the Championship after an injury-stricken season which has seen integral defensive players such as Dion Sanderson and Harlee Dean having periods on the sideline.

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Despite sitting in 17th, fans will be hoping for late play-off push with The Blues only seven points away from Millwall who occupy the last spot in the top six.

Birmingham's next fixture see's them travel to Forest Green in the third round of the FA Cup, a game Long will be hoping to make his debut in.

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