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Samba Signs New Rovers Contract

Samba Signs New Rovers Contract

Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba has signed a new five-year contract to stay with Rovers until 2012.

The performances of Samba since arriving at Ewood Park (particularly this season) have earned him rave reviews, the kind of reviews that has left some worrying about where his future might lie? But he has put pen to paper on a new contract that should put to bed any lingering worries that "bigger clubs" might move for him. Obviously this doesn't mean that they wont, but at least it puts Rovers in a stronger position if they do.

Samba told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "I'm very happy to extend my time at the club and look forward to keep going on with my performances."

Rovers chairman John Williams is not only delighted to have secured the services of a man that cost less than £500,000 from Hertha Berlin in January (with him now worth at least ten times that amount?!?!) on a longer term contract, but also sees the added benefits from a financial viewpoint of doing so.

Williams said: "Chris has done exceptionally well since joining us in January and the new contract is thoroughly deserved. It's also good business for the club securing the services of a very talented player."

But the man who will be happiest of all with be Rovers manager Mark Hughes, who has seen his faith in signing the Congolese International rewarded with a series of top class performances, which has seen the Wall build up a formidable partnership with Ryan Nelsen, a partnership that can now flourish even more in the coming years.

Hughes added: "Chris has made a huge impact in a short time with us and is clearly a young man with a big future. We are delighted to have secured his services for the long term. He knows much hard work lies ahead but we are very confident in his ability to continue to progress."

All in all I think it is safe to say that ALL parties are very happy to have agreed a new contract, and I doubt you will find a Rovers fan that isn't delighted either!!!


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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday October 22 2007
Time: 9:09PM

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This is superb news, and is another indication in the faith that the players have in the direction Rovers are taking.
Contracts might not mean a great deal these days, but this definitely gives Rovers the power should any clubs come sniffing around.
Hughes Da Man
22/10/2007 21:11:00
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Great news. A tremendous player for us. Must admit that at one stage I thought he'd leave us for a bigger club.
IsraeliRover
22/10/2007 21:29:00
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My boy Samba, great news, wow thats awesome to hear
sasman
22/10/2007 21:39:00
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is sparky in hiding from the german police? cos 500,000 is robbery for this guy what a BARGAIN! great to hear this! and only 5mil for samba ur havin a laugh worth way more than that!
durks de rover
23/10/2007 01:13:00
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Great news. It came out of the blue but it is welcome news. I am very happy to hear he is committed to the club and wants to succeed with us.
roversman
23/10/2007 09:14:00
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He has turned into a big player (no puns there lads) for Rovers and it must be seen as important for the other players at the club to see Hughes make sure that his important players are being tied down to Rovers!
Clint
23/10/2007 11:40:00
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Roversman I forgot to say that I think that this has happened now, Just before Jan to kinda say to the other clubs that if they were thinking about buying Samba on the cheap that has all changed now! We can just kinda think of a number each time someone comes in with the knowledge that its going to take a massive figure now to take the big man out of Ewood
Clint
23/10/2007 11:43:00
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durks de rover - Personally at this point in time dude I don't think that many clubs would pay more than £5 million for him. He WOULD be worth every penny, but most clubs would want to see this quality over a couple of years, not just 11 months or so that we have seen so far.
However, I don't want him sold anyway, but the new contract leaves Rovers in the driving seat, not the possible bidding vclubs.
Hughes Da Man
23/10/2007 12:02:00
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great sign and ambition by the club, securing one of our best, lets secure the rest of em lads
sasman
23/10/2007 14:04:00
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Lets all do the Samba, lets all do the Samba! For 5 more years!!!!
MikeyGamst
24/10/2007 14:58:00
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