Jong Tae-se puts Blackburn on notice

North Korea star Jong Tae-se has put Blackburn Rovers on notice. Jong is known across as Asia as the 'People's Wayne Rooney' and admits ambitions of playing in England.

North Korea star Jong Tae-se has put Blackburn Rovers on notice.

Jong is known across as Asia as the 'People's Wayne Rooney' and admits ambitions of playing in England.

The striker is currently one of the top strikers in the J-League with Kawasaki Frontale and often is spotted training in a Blackburn shirt.

He told the Observer: "I don't dislike being compared to Rooney, he is one of the greatest strikers in the world so it is a big honour, but my style of play is different to his. My benchmark is Didier Drogba.

"I want to play in England. When I was at high school, Italy's Serie A was the most popular league but with the help of cable television, I started watching English football and I really enjoyed the stadiums, the atmosphere and the passion. Years ago, I used to train wearing a Blackburn Rovers shirt."

Was this a common sight?

"I don't think so," he says, laughing. "In Japan, there were not many people wearing Blackburn shirts. I just went to the shop and bought one because I liked it."

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