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Muamba on Hughes' Shopping List?

Muamba on Hughes' Shopping List?

One of the most highly rated young prospects outside of the Premiership (I say this due to his loan spell from Arsenal to Birmingham City seeing him play in the Championship) Fabrice Muamba is said to be on Blackburn Rovers' summer shopping list.

19-year-old Muamba is currently enjoying a highly successful loan spell with Championship promotion chasers Birmingham but is due to return to Arsenal in the summer. However, with first team opportunities likely to be limited, despite the obvious talent the England Youth International posses it is highly unlikely that he will be able to force his way into their first team, for a while at least.

Today's paper talk (in the Mirror) is claiming that Muamba will turn his back on Arsenal this summer and Rovers are in pole position to mount a £1 million raid after Hughes' assistant Mark Bowen watched Muamba perform against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. Birmingham (if promoted) are also keen as are Reading.

The rest of today's paper talk links Rovers once again with Lee Hendrie, who is set to be released by Aston Villa in the summer. Morten Gamst Pedersen linked with a move to Liverpool that will bring Craig Bellamy back to Ewood Park and Francis Jeffers' future with Rovers still undecided after Ipswich Town expressed their desire to keep him when his loan ends.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday April 25 2007
Time: 12:50PM

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For me Muamba is EXACTLY the kind of midfielder I would love us to sign this summer. He's young, highly talented and would come at a good price. He wouldn't be on Arsenal's books if he wasn't any good so if we can sign him we should JUMP at the chance. We could play him right away (he's that good in my opinion) or he can be gradually phased in as others wind down their careers. A win win situation for me!
Hughes Da Man
25/04/2007 12:53:00
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PLEASE don't sign Lee Hendrie Sparky! I was less than keen when we were linked to him before, this opinion hasn't changed. I don't think he bring ANYTHING that we don't already have plenty of. The MGP link will not die but I can't see Sparky letting him go just to get Bellers back in return, I still believe we don't need Bellers back anyway. I wouldn't mind Jeffers staying and getting a little more of a chance next season as to lighten the burden on others, but if he goes he goes.
Hughes Da Man
25/04/2007 12:55:00
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Anyone watched this Muamba bloke? Heard about this earlier, but can't find anything but stats - Know he's been a regular starter for Birmingham, but that's about it. Do i remember rightly that he was tipped as a "young Vieira"?
Head Rover Heels
25/04/2007 13:04:00
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You'll do bloody well to get your hands on Muamba. In my opinion he is as talented at 19 as Patrick Vieira was. He's industrious, powerful, good defensivly and going foward, young. I really hope Arsene kppes hold of him, he definantly has a massive future ahead of him!
simmy8_2000
25/04/2007 13:05:00
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And if you get him for £1Million I'll cry. I really cannot express how highly I rate this lad. He can rule a midfield on his own. How many 19 year olds can do that?
simmy8_2000
25/04/2007 13:08:00
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Sounds good on the Muamba front - he'll also learn off Savage and Reidy. I wouldn't swap MGP for Bellers, who would repalce him on the left? Get rid of Jeffers - he's a waster - so is Lee Hendrie. Koumas has been linked again - maybe Hughes might see him as MGP's replacement. It was good to hear the other day that Hughesy does plan to "splash the cash" that'll add to what is already a great squad.
Wellsy
25/04/2007 13:12:00
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Anything you need to know about Muamba simmy8 says it all, and he should know! I have seen him play and he is brilliant. The ONLY reason he would leave Arsenal will be to get the first team football he deserves. I don't doubt he could get it at Arsenal but not just yet so he may want to move on?!?! I like the Koumas link the more I hear it, I really think he could do a job for us.
Hughes Da Man
25/04/2007 13:24:00
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I would take Muamba and Koumas outta wot was mentioned and maybe Murphy as well. Liverpool can keep Bellamy if it means getting rid of Gamst in return, it would be different if we needed Bellamy but we dont. I do think that Muamba would come to Rovers as I think Wenger likes Denilson better, so he would have limited options back at the Gunners and after all look wot Hughes has done for Bentley
Clint
25/04/2007 13:46:00
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HDM- I just said that I'd like to see Muamba a few hours ago!!! I'd love to have Bellers back but who will replace MGP?!?! Koumas is'nt a winger!
IsraeliRover
25/04/2007 14:02:00
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Did you really Israeli, I didn't see this if I had I would have certainly agreed. Still don't agree that we have any need to have Bellers back though. WOULDN'T even entertain the thought if this meant MGP going in return.
Hughes Da Man
25/04/2007 15:19:00
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