Roma midfielder Faty: I want Blackburn deal

AS Roma midfielder Ricardo Faty has declared he wants to sign for Blackburn Rovers.

AS Roma midfielder Ricardo Faty has declared he wants to sign for Blackburn Rovers.

The 23-year-old midfielder begins a trial with Sam Allardyce's Rovers today after making just eight Serie A appearances last season.

Paris-born Faty joined Roma from Strasbourg in 2006, but has since been loaned out to Bayer Leverkusen and Nantes and could now make a cut-price £1m switch to Ewood Park.

He said: "Right now Blackburn are my best option. I would have loved to join a club in France but the opportunity has not come up. I could stay with Roma for another two years. However I'm 23 now, and I need first-team football."

 
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