Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Brazilians join Formica race

Brazilians join Formica race

Mauro Formica is somewhat in demand after it emerged a short while ago that Brazilian side Flamengo are interested in recruiting the Argentine midfielder/winger/striker.

It has been acknowledged that Greek side Olympiakos want the dubious John Bishop lookalike but are only willing to pay a small loan fee before enforcing a purchase option in the summer.

Flamengo may trump the sloppy Greeks however with a straight cash deal.

Rovers want £3.5 million as a bare minimum and despite being loath to losing the promising forward needs must at Ewood Park at the moment with the club needing to sell to balance the books.

Either way, the race is on.

The Lancashire Telegraph helped us out with lightning fast reporting - 'The Greek giants (Olympiakos) are understood to be ready to pay Rovers £2.5million for him in the summer, first taking him on loan until the end of the season.

Brazilian outfit Flamengo also yesterday joined the race for the in-demand Formica and are ready to attempt to sign him permanently now.

It is believed that Olympiakos want to pay Rovers £400,000 now as a loan fee for Formica.

It is also understood that Rovers wanted it in writing that Olympiakos would make it a permanent switch in the summer should the club suffer Premier League relegation.

Sources close to Olympiakos have confirmed negotiations have started between the clubs but Formica would only be allowed to speak to them once a deal in principle was agreed.'

Watch this space.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday January 24 2012
Time: 9:49AM

Comments

0
Can see Venky's wanting to take the immediate cash rather than the staggered Olympiakos effort personally...
Mikey Delap
24/01/2012 09:53:00
0
Still don't want him to go. This is a sad state of affairs where we need to sell a player who is finally starting to fit in for a very small profit. This money will then likely go on loan players wages......what is happening to our club :(
fransavarese
24/01/2012 09:54:00
0
I don't want him to leave either. Found his feet in this league and is a great squad player to have. He has superb technical ability and puts in a decent shift. We need players like him for competition and strength in depth.
*Dave*
24/01/2012 10:55:00
0
why would we sell him? stupid!!!!
davidoff986
24/01/2012 19:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers Trust Calls On Venky's To Sell Blackburn

The Rovers Trust was set up in 2012 to help safeguard the future of Blackburn amidst growing concerns for just that, the future of Rovers.

Blackburn 4-3 Crewe - Highlights

Blackburn secured a win over Crewe in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Brighton's Duffy Interest Ongoing

Previous attempts from Brighton to tempt Blackburn into selling Duffy have failed, rumour has it they'll continue efforts to sign the former Everton defender before the deadline.

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

LC - Crewe MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Raya0%
Lowe0%
Duffy0%
Wharton30%
Hendrie0%
Feeney0%
Byrne0%
Akpan0%
Conway60%
Gallagher0%
Stokes0%
Sub - Guthrie10%
Sub - Graham0%
Sub - Marshall0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
7 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
9 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
10 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
12 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
13 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
14 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
15 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Derby County 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
18 Burton 4 1 1 2 4 0
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker33
2.@roverseas14
3.Sasman!4
4.captain _midnight2