The papers are reporting that Sam Allardyce is ready to quit his role as Blackburn manager should the club fail to provide him with the resources to pursue his two dream transfers. Allardyce has been keen to underline the importance of adding to The Riversider’s frontline, which hasn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders this season. Too many of Blackburn’s goals have come from midfield, and Sam is seeking to add balance to his squad.
Sam’s solution: moves for out of favour Man City striker Roque Santa Cruz and Spur’s forward Robbie Keane. Both players are seeking new clubs and may just be persuaded by the promise of first team football at Ewood Park.
Roque Santa Cruz was a Blackburn player before his move to Manchester City. Given that he’s hardly had a sniff of Premier League action in recent times; it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if he was interested in a move back to his old club.
Robbie Keane is an interesting case. He’s currently on loan at Celtic where he’s banging in the goals like there’s no tomorrow. Despite this, there’s genuinely no room for him in the Spur’s squad and he’s certainly seeking a move to another club. Just yesterday it was reported that Wolves were considering a move for the 30 year-old striker. However, if Blackburn can rustle up the funds, I’m sure Keane would be willing to make the move.
These transfers rest not upon the availability of the players themselves, but on Blackburn’s willingness to shell out the cash. Personally, I can see one of these transfers going through (probably Roque Santa Cruz) which should be enough to placate Allardyce for the time being. It’s highly unlikely that Sam will get both players, as he will face competition from a number of Premier League clubs.
What’s your take? Can Blackburn complete their double swoop?