Football: City sign Summerbee: Pitcher switches to Palace

Wednesday 22 June 1994 23:02

MANCHESTER CITY yesterday completed the signing of Nicky Summerbee from Swindon Town for pounds 1.5m. The talented midfielder, son of the former City player Mike Summerbee, has signed a three-year contract.

Darren Pitcher concluded his move across south London from Charlton to Crystal Palace. Charlton will receive the 23-year-old striker, David Whyte, and the utility player, Paul Mortimer, 26 (who spent four years at The Valley before moving to Aston Villa in 1991), plus a small fee in exchange for the midfielder.

Frank Clark is poised to finalise Brian Roy's pounds 2.5m transfer to Nottingham Forest. The Forest manager is seeking clearance from the Dutch coach, Dick Advocaat, to speak to Roy after the Netherlands' game with Belgium in Orlando on Saturday. Forest officials, having gained clearance from Roy's Italian club, Foggia, and Uefa, have drawn up contract papers for the player to sign.

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