Burnley Football Club can confirm that striker Lukas Jutkiewicz is to join Birmingham City on a permanent basis when the January transfer window opens.
Jutkiewicz has been on loan at the Championship club since the end of August, scoring his sixth goal of the season in the Blues’ 2-1 defeat to Brighton last Saturday.
And Birmingham have now taken up an option in the original loan deal between the two clubs to turn his move to St Andrew’s into a permanent one after agreeing a fee with the Clarets for the 27-year-old.
Jutkiewicz will become the first signing for new Blues’ boss Gianfranco Zola, becoming a permanent Birmingham player from 3 January on a contract running until 2020.
The former Swindon, Everton and Coventry striker joined the Clarets from Middlesbrough in 2014 following a successful loan spell at Bolton Wanderers.
He made 25 Premier League appearances in the 2014/15 season and played five times at the start of last season before a knee injury kept him out until the start of the current campaign.
Jutkiewicz made two substitute appearances in the Premier League in August and played his final game for Burnley in an EFL Cup defeat at Accrington Stanley.
Burnley FC thanks Lukas for his contribution during his time at Turf Moor and wishes him well for the future.