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

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Coventry League Cup Details Confirmed

The details for the League Cup first round meeting with Coventry, of course the former side of Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, have been confirmed.

Rovers In Talks With Gillingham & QPR Midfielders

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, having already added Cardiff's Peter Whittingham and Rotherham's Richie Smallwood, is looking at Gillingham's Bradley Dack and QPR's Ben Gladwin.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions63%
Yes, as runners up5%
Yes, via the play-offs5%
No27%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
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)

Write for Vital Football