Ince Signs Fowler!!!
Robbie Fowler has been invited on Rovers pre-season tour with a chance for him to win a one year pay as you play deal.
The 33-year-old ex-England striker was expected to sign a new one-year deal at Cardiff City but told the Bluebirds this morning that he would be joining Rovers.
Fowler scored six goals in 16 games in an injury-hit season at Ninian Park after joining Cardiff from Liverpool.
He was ruled out for the season in January after the return of a long standing injury.
Speaking to BBC, Cardiff chairman Peter Risdale said, 'We signed him last year with a year's option, but at this stage in his career it's understandable that he accepts an offer to go to the Premiership,'
'We have to thank Robbie and move on, he goes with our best wishes.
'His image rights were important to us last year, but now we're looking at what he could do on the field.
'Robbie's move frees up budget for us to look for another striker.
'We're pretty close to signing a new striker in a deal that I've been working on all week, when that's done we'll look for another front man to take Robbie's place.'
New Blackburn manager Paul Ince is an old friend of Fowler from their time at Liverpool which perhaps what clinched the deal.
Shock news indeed for this Friday morning.
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