Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Villanueva Off To Dubai

Villanueva Off To Dubai

Chilean star Carlos Villanueva is set to depart Blackburn at the end of the season and move to Dubai.

Ex-Rovers boss Paul Ince was the one to get him into Ewood Park in the summer but his Ewood career has suffered when the change of manager kicked in during December.

After taking charge new boss Sam Allardyce has used the midfielder on and off, playing him in just eight league matches in total with one start.

Now Blackburn have passed up the option to solidify his move and he has swiftly looked elsewhere.

The permit granted last summer was for Blackburn and Blackburn only and could not be transferred. it also would of been difficult to attain a new one for the UK as his international fortunes have wained.

Therefore Villanueva has now agreed a move to Dubai-based club Al Shabab.

The deal is a permanent one and is worth around £3million, £2 million less than Blackburn had a deal for anyway. Rovers were unlikely to pay that sort of money for a player on the peripheral anyway.

Al Shabab director Khalid Hamid confirmed that a deal for Villanueva had been agreed.

Hamid, speaking to a local rag said -'Villanueva is an exciting young player with superb technical skills,'

'He was the best player in Chile before his move to Blackburn, where he has not been given the opportunities he deserved.

'He was probably encouraged by his countryman Jorge Valdivia (Al Ain's attacking midfielder) to accept the offer.

'The chance of working with coach Toninho Cerezo also convinced him to take up the offer.'



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Monday May 18 2009
Time: 2:23PM

Comments

0
No real surprises here, though if the 3million mark is right, you have to ask whether it might have been a worthwhile gamble for the future?
Money4midfield
18/05/2009 15:59:00
0
With our limited budget I couldnt see Sam biting for that sort of money...
Mikey D
18/05/2009 16:09:00
0
the guy has brought nothing to the table all season...theres no point having all the skill in the world if uv no pace, strength etc!! Forget him he aint good enuf!!!
mani13963
19/05/2009 00:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Defender Close To Rovers Return

Blackburn's Tommie Hoban - on loan from Watford - could return from his shoulder injury next month.

Celtic's Ambrose Interesting Blackburn

Charlie Mulgrew could be joined at Blackburn by his former Celtic teammate Efe Ambrose according to reports.

Mutual Agreement Ends O'Sullivan's Deal

During his time with Blackburn former Republic of Ireland international O'Sullivan had undertaken loan spells with Accrington, Southport, Barnsley, Rochdale and Bury.

Lowe Could Head High

Blackburn captain Jason Lowe is being linked with a potential Premier League move to Hull or West Brom. Promotion chasing Brighton have also been credited with an interest.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele1%
Marshall0%
Lenihan0%
Mulgrew27%
Williams0%
Feeney9%
Lowe0%
Akpan45%
Bennett0%
Gallagher0%
Graham0%
Sub - Emnes18%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.jr of the rovers1
Write for Vital Football