Samba pens new Blackburn deal

Blackburn defender Christopher Samba has signed a new five-year deal at Ewood Park following a string of impressive performances.

Samba has become a fixture at the back after arriving from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.

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Boss Mark Hughes said: "We are delighted to have secured Chris's services for the long term."

Samba, 23, joined the club in January for £400,000 and chairman John Williams said: "Chris has done exceptionally well and the new contract is thoroughly deserved.

"It is also good business for the club in securing the services of a very talented player."

Samba, who has opted to play for Congo despite being born in France, said: "I am happy to extend my time at the club and want to keep performing."

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