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Greeks want Gato on loan

Somewhat surprise news coming out of Ewood Park with information coming out that suggests Greek side Olympiakos are in talks with Blackburn over the loan signing of Mauro Formica.

It is of course no secret that our Ewood Park lot are skint and badly need to reduce the wage bill at the club prior to making anything resembling a proper signing but the loaning out of one of the blue and white's better players would still register as something of a surprise.

Formica himself has admitted that he was 'homesick' but since the news of the Greek's interest has come out that stance has changed to 'has struggled to settle in England' but with very little in the way of a fee coming our way from a loan deal to let the Argentine leave this way would come as a baffling decision.

Venky's have been silent through January so far over the situation at the club but it is known that Rovers need to raise cash/save money from somewhere and Formica could be one of the first ones to make his way out.

Olympiakos seem confident he'll be their player by the end of the week but it still remains to be seen whether Rovers will let them have one our more promising member os the playing staff.

The two clubs do have previous as it was the Greeks who took Matty Derbyshire off our hands a few years back when Sam Allardyce was in charge.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 23 2012

Time: 9:32AM

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23/01/2012 11:14:00

Just makes no sense sanctioning this. He's got 3 goals and has had a positive impact on games this season, lose him and we become a worse team. Unless of course we get someone else of equal/more talent in to replace him (good joke).
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23/01/2012 11:18:00

A swap deal could be beneficial... if there is anyone to swap
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23/01/2012 11:35:00

A loan makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. 3.5m and they can have him, so we can buy Onuoha and possibly another bargain bucket player.
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23/01/2012 18:40:00

This is stupid. Totally stupid. So I wouldn't be surprised if it happens.
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23/01/2012 19:43:00

It would be total madness if he is allowed to leave, he's just settling into life in the premiership and at Rovers and more to the point he's looking useful! What type of message does this send to the fans?
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24/01/2012 16:26:00


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