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Sam Wants Van Nistelrooy!!!!

Sam Wants Van Nistelrooy!!!!

Sam Allardyce has revealed he would like to bring Ruud van Nistelrooy to Blackburn from Real Madrid - if he can persuade Ruud to take a pay cut.

Allardyce is looking to continue his trend of brining flair names to an unfashionable club as he has done in the past. This is only a preliminary link but one that Sam is likely to chase up given even a sniff of a chance.

The transfer fee is suggested to be low - £1.5 million maximum - but the wages are the stumbling block. Ruud is on £70,000 but Sam wants a crack at talking him round to lowering his demands in exchange for guaranteed first team football.

Throw into the mix that Van Nistelrooy knows he is not going to get a kick at Real next season.

Allardyce is convinced he can pull in the big names, speaking to the Independent - 'I [spent all the money on one player] a few years ago with Nicolas at Bolton, is goals took us up to the next level. It's what it did to the rest of the players as well as what he did. Who'd have thought Bolton would get Nicolas Anelka? Nobody did. But I went out and did it.'

'It would be nice to do it with a Van Nistelrooy, I don't know, It was hugely difficult at the time but it's much more difficult now. The sort of salary [Van Nistelrooy] would be on at Real Madrid may be beyond us. But maybe he wants to come and play in England again and take less of a salary, then we'd be interested. It would be a major coup if I could pull it off.'

Allardyce also appeared to rule out the signing of Michael Owen with major doubts over his injury record.

Allardyce continued - 'I just question the injury scenario, I need a striker that's going to be available for 30 games next season. That's not happened for Michael over the last four years.'

So thats that then.

Although what becomes of this Ruud Van Nistelrooy link could either be complete tripe or a shock coup - and I for one hope it is the latter as he is a goalscorer and a fine one at the that, even if he is 33.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Saturday June 27 2009
Time: 9:08AM

Comments

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Just why would Nistelrooy -- who is crocked by the way, he wouldn't pass a medical -- accept a pay cut to play for a team managed by Sam Allardyce?
Sindbad
27/06/2009 09:15:00
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How do you know he wouldn't pass a medical Sindbad? Do you have close up access to him and know his current state of affairs? I'm betting that you don't.
Payno33
27/06/2009 09:35:00
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YOu have just signed Santa Cruz sindbad - he is hardly bullet proof. And we know ytou dont like Allardyce but havent you just read that Nicolas anelka played for Sam? And he styed for a whle and he enjoyed it? The ignorance mate is unbelievable!
Mikey D
27/06/2009 09:58:00
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Im more excited with the links with Gignac, apparently he is our more realistic target ahead of Ruud, Toulouse want £10 mil, but did any of you see his debut for France last week? He played amazing he can set up goals like he did for Elmander when he was at Toulouse and this season he has been a proven goalscorer
marsmanic
27/06/2009 10:06:00
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What sort of wages is he on Marsmanic - do you know?
Mikey D
27/06/2009 10:28:00
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i have a feeling this one might just be pulled off by sam, bit slow with this one mikey lol
glen9mullan
27/06/2009 11:03:00
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sorry guys! lol... I cant be bullet like all the time!!!
Mikey D
27/06/2009 11:20:00
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Also throw this into the mix as well - When Andre Ooijer asked whether it was a good idea to join Blackburn a few years back he was told by a certain RVN (his dutch team mate) to def 100% do it because they are a well run club with good fans. I might be readin too mcuh into this but that is a good sign!
Mikey D
27/06/2009 11:22:00
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I'd take him, especially for that price. I think Shirt Sales would bring in some good income from this. 45 goals in 65 games for real. I know he will have had great service, but if BSA can get him this cheep, we can afford to purchase some good creative wingers and midfienders.
rover23
27/06/2009 11:47:00
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I hated RVN at utd. Usually the sign of a good player. Hope he comes our way now. Imagine the chants of Ruud and Diouf! And shirt sales would bring in a lot, especially paying for each letter of his name on your back!
JuanFranDeLaHuego
27/06/2009 12:47:00
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