Samba Seals Rovers Switch
Recently we revealed that Christopher Samba was poised to join Blackburn Rovers from German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin; now he has.
The DR Congo International defender obviously did enough during his Ewood trial to impress Mark Hughes and has now finalised a three-and-a-half year deal to keep him with Rovers until 2010.
Following Lucas Neill's departure and the broken ankle of Andre Ooijer we had been quick to snap up summer target Stephen Warnock from Liverpool and now the towering (which is an understatement!) Samba which should now give us plenty of cover at the back.
At 6ft 5ins he is a towering beast of a player with an intimidating, menacing look to accompany. He looks big and powerful giving us that strength at the back and is said to have pace, is good in the air and a good passer of the ball.
Hughes had the following to say about his latest squad edition:
"Chris came in last week. Obviously we always try to bring players into the club and look at them first-hand, I think you get a better idea of what they are about, and he impressed us.
"Sometimes when you have players of that stature sometimes they don't really leap to their maximum height that you would imagine but he certainly does. He's quick enough, he's got a big long stride and covers the ground very easily and is a good passer of the ball.
"We think he is a good addition to the squad."
If he's good enough for Sparky he's good enough for me, looks like we've found the Admiral's new partner!
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