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Rovers Sign Young Goalkeeper

Rovers Sign Young Goalkeeper

Blackburn Rovers have signed goalkeeper Nikos Giannakopoulos from Asteras Tripolis.

The selling side Greek are getting a small nominal fee but 30% of any sell on fee.

The 16 year old went on trial at Rovers at the end of May and has done enough to impress.

He even had plenty to say about his move to England and seemed very happy with what he had managed to do.

Nikos, speaking to Sky Sports said - 'I know that my life will change, I feel ready to realise my dream playing for Rovers.

'I will try my best to show my quality and stay many years in England. The people of Blackburn showed me how much they trust me and they told me that I have the credentials to succeed.

'They told me that with hard work I will have the chance to play at the first team very soon.

'I know the English language so I think it's not going to be so difficult for me to adjust to the English way of life.'

Welcome abroad mate, good to have you here but surely that means we are selling a keeper?

At first count I make we have at least 12 from 16 years old and up!



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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday June 9 2009
Time: 5:03PM

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I'd just finished writing something on this Mr Mikey! If I'd not had the cuppa I did I'd have got there before you lol! Ah well, these are some of the thoughts I had included though It seems as though there is a very wise head on the teenagers shoulders so seeing some inroads into the first-team might not be as far away as it might at first appear for Nikos if he can do the job that is asked of him in the reserves next season. However, the arrival of the Greek youngster is almost certain to spell the end of Jason Brown's Rovers career and I also wonder where this leaves Frank Fielding?!?!
Walker
09/06/2009 17:24:00
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maybe but he is only a young lad so maybe he wont get a go near the first team for a few years yet? Whats everyone elses call on this?
Mikey D
09/06/2009 18:24:00
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one luxury that blackburn has enjoued over the years is the top-notch keepers. from flowers (with given as backup), friedel, and now robbo...i'm not going to complain as long as it's not a burden on the finance of the club.
dominator2800
10/06/2009 05:57:00
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Good young keepers.. Aaah, who would'nt want them?
JT_daniel
10/06/2009 11:13:00
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at 16 surely he's at least 5 years away. serves his apprenticeship under robbo and takes over the mantle. sounds good to me
retroflair31
10/06/2009 13:22:00
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Let see, hopefully we keep the best of them....cheers
riisenholt
10/06/2009 14:45:00
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