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Villanueva Has Options

Blackburn Rovers' on loan star Carlos Villanueva will definitely be leaving Audax Italiano in the summer, but it's still unsure if this move will see him moving to Ewood Park permanently.

Rovers have an option to buy the 23-year-old on a three-year contract for a fee understood to be around 5 million (which is unlikely to be paid), however, at the moment it's not looking like Sam Allardyce is going to take up this option despite Villanueva's desire to remain at Ewood. Audax Italiano chairman Claudio Tessa claims that the Chilean International has options with several clubs having already shown an interest with the club receiving two firm offers from unnamed clubs, one European based.

Tessa told La Tercera: "There is a lot of movement around Carlos' situation. We have already received several offers for his transfer. Two of them are concrete, one is from Europe and the other is from another continent.

"One of them wants to negotiate and arrange everything at once.

"Our idea is to wait a little bit longer because we know that Carlos has a good reputation. But if something very important appears, we can agree to arrange a deal at once.

"Carlos' idea is to stay in England. I was with Carlos in February and he told me he wanted to stay in England, but we will see what happens. I suppose he will stay in Europe.
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Villanueva has struggled to force his way into Allardyce's thoughts despite most of us thinking he is ideally suited to a role in the side at the moment, although he did show some touches of class after coming on as a substitute in the recent defeat against Stoke City. Maybe this will see him now given a starting role against Wigan Athletic? However, it still appears unlikely that Rovers will be signing him in the summer?


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 24 2009

Time: 9:12AM

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tough one this... I like him and he is technically the best we have at the club but as previously stated he has the physique of a nine year old girl, What will Sam do?
Mikey D
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24/04/2009 10:55:00

tough one this... I like him and he is technically the best we have at the club but as previously stated he has the physique of a nine year old girl, What will Sam do?
Mikey D
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24/04/2009 10:55:00

I've said it before - but Modric is as weak as a 12 year old girl, but after a bit of adjusting he's proven to be a really good signing at Spuds this year. I don't see why Carlos couldn't be used in the same way. He's got an excellent delivery and a real touch of class which Rovers completely lack at the moment. Hell, we should get him in the side for his free kicks alone (we could certainly do with a better delivery / goal or two from deadball situations)
Money4midfield
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24/04/2009 11:55:00

I've said it before - but Modric is as weak as a 12 year old girl, but after a bit of adjusting he's proven to be a really good signing at Spuds this year. I don't see why Carlos couldn't be used in the same way. He's got an excellent delivery and a real touch of class which Rovers completely lack at the moment. Hell, we should get him in the side for his free kicks alone (we could certainly do with a better delivery / goal or two from deadball situations)
Money4midfield
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24/04/2009 11:55:00

Money - how do you know Modric is as weak as a 12 year old girl? did they battle to a draw in a fist fight or somet!?! lol
Mikey D
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24/04/2009 13:18:00

Money - how do you know Modric is as weak as a 12 year old girl? did they battle to a draw in a fist fight or somet!?! lol
Mikey D
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24/04/2009 13:18:00

i say sign him, he WILL adapt to the game whatever! and he is class nippy and everything that we lack atm! lets give him achance to show us what he can do and help us stay safe!
Blue n Whitey
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24/04/2009 14:01:00

i say sign him, he WILL adapt to the game whatever! and he is class nippy and everything that we lack atm! lets give him achance to show us what he can do and help us stay safe!
Blue n Whitey
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24/04/2009 14:01:00

i will be very dissapointed if we do not sign him
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24/04/2009 18:03:00

i will be very dissapointed if we do not sign him
a7081543
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24/04/2009 18:03:00

Dont know if building him up will do him any good. To my mind it was when Michael Owen bulked up that his career went pear shaped. Sam must be thinking about keeping him or surely he would not be giving him any playing time even with all our injuries
del
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25/04/2009 13:18:00

Dont know if building him up will do him any good. To my mind it was when Michael Owen bulked up that his career went pear shaped. Sam must be thinking about keeping him or surely he would not be giving him any playing time even with all our injuries
del
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25/04/2009 13:18:00

Carlos should stay - simple!!! He is creative and with Tugay very near to retirement we need it!!!
Clint
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27/04/2009 11:07:00

Carlos should stay - simple!!! He is creative and with Tugay very near to retirement we need it!!!
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