Prudent approach from Blackburn Rovers suitors


Blackburn Rovers supporters have been told to expect a prudent approach from their prospective new Indian owners.

Venky's, an Indian poultry giant, expect to complete a £45million takeover at Ewood Park in the coming days and will wipe of the club's debt, which reportedly stands at around £16million.

However, they are unlikely to go down the route of some foreign owners of Premier League outfits who have bankrolled their club to record-breaking levels.

Reports claim manager Sam Allardyce will be given just £5million to spend on new players in January.

"We will pump in whatever is needed but the main thing is to get the club back into good shape," Venky's chairperson Anuradha J Desai told the Economic Times.

"This is an investment and it will grow on its own strength.

"We won't need to buy expensive players, we can always lease (loan) them.

"We don't expect to be in the top five of the Premier League. We will be happy to be in the top 10-12."

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