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Rovers given breathing space with Samba sale

The Rovers club captain is on his way after the club agreed a fee and terms with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala to the tune of an initial 9 million.

Chris Samba has made pretty much no secret of the fact he wants to leave Rovers and looks to have finally got his wish with a move set to be sealed before tonight's 9pm (UK time) Russian transfer deadline.

The deal does carry some good news for Rovers fans who may be loath to lose one of the club's best players, the money raised from the sale will allow the club to all but settle their outstanding Barclays Bank issue which has been an ongoing problem for months now.

The sale allows Venky's to cover all major issues at Rovers until the summer and means they don't have to dip into their own pockets to finance any outstanding payments such as the cash owed to Dundee United for David Goodwillie (heaven forbid).

Hertha Berlin, who Rovers purchased Samba from, are also entitled to a slice of the pie with a sell on clause fee of roughly 2 million believed to be heading their way.

Samba himself can start a fresh after six years service at the club, he asked for a career move and he ended up with an escape that guarantees him a wad of cash. Probably not what he had in mind but he has always been a player with an eye on chasing the best money possible... and no that's not bitterness talking.

Thanks for your help Samba, hard to deny you've been a great buy for Rovers on the whole even if you did show your true colours at the very end.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 24 2012

Time: 12:12PM

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Sad to see him go in a way but it's the right thing to do...
Mikey Delap
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24/02/2012 12:15:00

Doesn't seem right. If they were going to give in why didn't they sell him in January so they could reinvest some of the money in players? Oh....it may be the right thing to do but it's at totally the wrong time.
fransavarese
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24/02/2012 12:24:00

The right thing to do? We now have 3 centre backs, 1 in injury prone, 1 is a young un' and the other is red card prone. Can't buy a replacement and we wont even see the cash in the summer.
*Dave*
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24/02/2012 12:24:00

What about Salgado, he can play it :-)
riisenholt
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24/02/2012 12:41:00

If Salgado plays we then need to sell Brockhall to balance the books though, going by the Venky's handbook.
fransavarese
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24/02/2012 12:46:00

Right thing to do yes... Broken yet another promise though... Also allowing Ryan Nelsen to go on a free transfer when we could have let him go at the end of the season if need be is looking all the more stupid now! This faffing about could very well be the final nail in our coffin that is the English Premier League Status we have held dear for a decade now!
Tombo1984
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24/02/2012 13:11:00

without the club captain, the team captain, only three defenders left and no replacement brought in..Linganzi and Pearson could play in that position but are no way near premier league standars..We are in deep trouble
Mike J.
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24/02/2012 23:37:00

This smacks of "anywhere but Rovers"...not good.
rossp2112
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25/02/2012 08:13:00

 

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