Vogel Actively Pursuing A Move Away
Blackburn Rovers midfielder Johann Vogel is on his way out of Ewood Park.
Vogel was signed by former Rovers manager Mark Hughes last season but hasn't been involved in Paul Ince's first-team squad in any of the matches this season and his ten matches from last season look like being the only ones that the 31-year-old will make for Rovers with Stephen Firth (Chief Executive Officer of International Sports Management, his Agency) admitting that he is looking to organise a move for the former AC Milan man in January.
Firth told setantasports.com: "In the games that he played towards the latter end of last season he did very well, but managers have their thought processes and their opinions, to which they're entitled.
"We've spoken to John Williams and he said he would listen to what the manager has to say and from there he will make a decision, but I think that while Paul remains the coach it will be in Johann's best interests to move on.
"We have been granted permission to explore other opportunities for Johann in the forthcoming window and those are being done.
"It wouldn't be appropriate for me to name the clubs involved because Johann is still registered to Blackburn Rovers but we have permission from John Williams to seek out other opportunities and, whether they be in the UK or in Europe, they are being actively pursued.
"We would hope he will leave in January but Johann has a contract and he will only leave if all appropriate terms are met which is not always an easy process."
The former Switzerland International (who is contracted to Rovers until 2010) is someone that most of us rate, so the fact that he hasn't been given a chance at all surprises most.
Meanwhile Rovers have taken highly rated Ahmed Al-Muhamadi on trial.
The 21-year-old Egyptian International forward (who currently plays for Egyptian side ENPPI) has previously been linked with Hertha Berlin and should join on a five-day trial.
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