French midfielder Olivier Kapo has completed his move from Birmingham to Wigan after Steve Bruce got his man for the second time.

The 27-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the JJB Stadium following a medical.

Bruce, who took him to Blues last summer, said: "Yes, he's one I really wanted to get on board. Olivier's a real fighter, but he has a touch of quality about him. He can play in a number of positions and having worked with him in the past, I know what a good addition to our squad he will be."

He added: "He has Premier League experience, which is important, and I'm confident he will do well here."

The former Juventus player will join up with his new team-mates for their pre-season training camp in Austria.

Wigan have paid City an initial £2.5million which could eventually rise to £3.25million.

Kapo joined Birmingham for £3million on a three-year deal with a two-year option in June last year from Juve, and made 26 appearances last season.

But the club's relegation to the Coca-Cola Championship prompted Bruce to make his move, and he got his reward today.

Ivory Coast-born Kapo, who has nine senior international caps for France to his name, was delighted to be re-joining the man who initially brought him to England. He said: "Steve is a fantastic manager and this club is going places. I really want to be playing for them now."