Ex-Blackburn captain Samba denies joining Anzhi for only money

Former Blackburn Rovers captain Christopher Samba denies he only joined Anzhi Makhachkala for the cash.

Former Blackburn Rovers captain Christopher Samba denies he only joined Anzhi Makhachkala for the cash.

Samba, 27, will double his Ewood Park wages on a £100,000-a-week four-year deal with Anzhi.

But the Congolese centre-back says it is the vision of the owners, not cash, which motivates him.

Samba said: "They may be a little club, but they have ambition.

"This is a team with a realistic chance to play at the highest level of European football. They have the ambition and the money.

"They bought me for £12m — plus Roberto Carlos, Yuri Zhirkov and Samuel Eto'o. There will be more big names coming, I know of two which will surprise people that we will sign in the summer. We'd like to do what Man City have done."

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