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A Rovers Bussman's Holiday!

As if Blackburn Rovers goalkeeping prospects weren't looking good enough another highly rated youngster has joined the academy ranks.

15-year-old Bjorn Bussman, already a regular in the under-17 Cologne side has made the switch to Ewood Park from the German club. Head of the FC Cologne youth academy Christoph Henkel said:

"He's going to go to England. We're not happy about it and we don't think it's the right decision. We made him a very good offer with a view to becoming a senior player. But Bjorn opted for Blackburn."

Bussman becomes the second promising goalkeeper to leave Cologne for England in recent times after Ron-Robert Zieler joined Manchester United last year.

If Bussman eventually signs a professional contract with Rovers we will have to pay Cologne compensation, if not we won't.

Jason Brown looks to be Brad Friedel's natural success but maybe Bussman will be Brown's

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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 20 2006

Time: 2:36PM

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Gives Rovers another potential future goalkeeper. If he is that good Rovers are right to bring him over.
Hughes Da Man
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20/11/2006 14:40:00

well if he is as good as he sounds we will have him
marshinrover
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20/11/2006 16:45:00

On paper the next 20 years plus worth of goalkeeping is covered with what we currently have.
Hughes Da Man
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20/11/2006 17:55:00

so good stuff for you and not so good for the very unhappy germans he left behind reading that lot...
ernshaw
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20/11/2006 22:54:00

Yeah should be good stuff ernshaw all being well, we'll see in 5-years time or so I guess?
Hughes Da Man
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20/11/2006 23:03:00

 

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