News today that Newcastle United are interested in Blackburn Rovers’ powerful defender Samba.
Christopher Samba – Big Daddy – shown with his young son 😀
We think Kevin will bring in two center-backs over the summer to compensate for the loss of Ramage, Diatta and Rozehnal, and there is news this morning the club may target Samba.
The Congolese international has looked an excellent player in the heart of the Blackburn defense, since his â‚¤400L move from German club Hertha Berlin in January of last year.
At 6’5″ tall he is also good in the air, but we have also seen news that Mark Hughes may try to take him to his new club, Manchester City.
If that’s the case it may be hard to persuade Samba to move to Tyneside.
Blackburn will want at least â‚¤4M for the defender, but the price could end up significantly higher if indeed City and Newcastle both really want the player.
We’ve liked the look of Samba when he’s played for Blackburn, and he was another great signing by Mark Hughes, and it shows you don’t have to pay huge transfer fees to get players who can star in the Premier League.
Samba was born in March of 1984, in CrÃ©teil, Val-de-Marne, France, and has represented the Congo 20 times and played for Blackburn 47 times with 4 goals.