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Neill to Swap Rovers for Spain?

Neill to Swap Rovers for Spain?

Reports are today surfacing on Skysports news that Lucas Neill has turned down Rovers` improved contract offer that would have given him future stability with the club for another four years.

If this is indeed the case it will serve as another huge blow to Rovers as they try everything to keep hold of one of their stars.

However, Neill`s agent, Peter Harrison was quick to neither confirm nor deny these reports. He claimed it was the first he had heard of such news. He did, though, go on to suggest that Neill`s intention is to still leave. He told Vitalfootball:

"His mind hasn`t changed. Lucas is a good guy, a professional, who cares a lot for Blackburn Rovers and their fans but just feels that the time is right to move on. He is playing out of position which isn`t ideal but he is happy to help the club"

Mr. Harrison also commented that Neill`s preference would be to move to Spain. Murmurs had circulated suggesting such a thing and Mr. Harrison seems to have confirmed those suspicions:

"Lucas has always fancied Spain; he has been learning Spanish for a couple of years now."

This news will certainly alert the likes of Barcelona who have been reportedly linked with a move for Australia`s captain. They have joined other potential suitors, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham, who have all demonstrated an interest since the World Cup.

However, there doesn`t appear to be any formal approaches in the offering. Mr. Harrison said;

"No-one has been in touch and there is nothing under-hand going on. There are no offers on the table other than Blackburn`s at the moment."

Mr. Harrison was also quick to point out that a lot of Neill`s comments in the Australian press had been taken out of context:

"Lucas and I sat down after those comments were reported and he was quick to point out they had been taken out of context. He in no way wished to insult Blackburn when reports suggested he was happier playing with the Australian team because they had better players. Blackburn is a club moving in the right direction and he is aware of that."

Unfortunately Rovers themselves have been unavailable for comment but indications are that Neill is adamant he will leave at the end of his contract.


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Writer:Roversman
Date:Monday October 23 2006
Time: 6:26PM

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Another Vital Blackburn *EXCLUSIVE* here. Great stuff James. Obviously not so good with Neill almost certain for a move, but we all knew this already! At least his comments, which after some time refelecting we all agreed had probably been taken out of context, have been confirmed as such. His dream move to Spain should happen in July then, if not January?
Hughes Da Man
23/10/2006 18:34:00
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I would hope for his sake and the sake of his career that a move to Barca does materialise. He's a good bloke and I was relieved to hear what Mr. Harrison had to tell me about Lucas' comments being taken out of context. Was surprised that he had been learning Spanish for such a while.
roversman
23/10/2006 19:15:00
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It's great for Vital Blackburn that we can continue to get these *EXCLUSIVES*. Should keep people reading!!!!
roversman
23/10/2006 19:16:00
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lol i don't really like him that must atm but for his sake i hope the barca moves happens for him
marshinrover
23/10/2006 19:55:00
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Bit harsh marsh! lol :o)
Hughes Da Man
23/10/2006 19:58:00
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Yeah now that it is becoming clear he is going to leave i would rather see him get his move to barca
roversman
23/10/2006 20:00:00
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You can't begrudge him wanting a move to Barcelona can you. If they come in you would be hard pushed to find a fan who would hold this against him.
Hughes Da Man
23/10/2006 22:45:00
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You cannot deny the man a chance to play for the biggest club in the world now can u, the only thing left now is for the club to get the most they can as replacements for Neill wont be cheap, I would say we try to sell him in Jan for somwhere near the £5m+ as suggested in the poll, mite have to start a bidding war with a couple of serious clubs
Clint
24/10/2006 12:05:00
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He's going to leave so its tough do you keep him until January and maybe deny him his dream move or try and cash in now. I'm sure Barca could afford £5m but will they pay it? If they'll pay anything over £3m I think is should be taken now as much as Hughes wants to keep him.
Hughes Da Man
24/10/2006 13:12:00
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3M would do it - although i wouldn't really have any sour grapes about him leaving on a free to go abroad. It's the thought of him taking a contract at a club in England that can afford more, after having us push him through the "improvement" stage of his career that bites.
Head Rover Heels
24/10/2006 17:02:00
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