Blackburn Rovers look set to sell most of their ageing squad players to make room for new, younger and fresh blood to come in and the player to lead this mass exodus out of the club is former Spanish international defender Michel Salgado, according to reports. However, the reports also indicate that the club has offered talented Canadian forward Junior Hoilett a new contract to keep him from the clutches of fellow English Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspurs and Newcastle United.
Blackburn are looking to sell players like Salgado and defender Vince Grella, who is currently nursing a long term injury within the next two weeks while the transfer window is still open in Asia and North America. Many Major League Soccer or MLS sides have enquired about the availability of the former Real Madrid right back Michel Salgado, who is almost certain to leave the club after being told by the officials that he has no future at Ewood Park.
Salgado joined Rovers in the summer of 2009 after a highly successful 10 year spell at European giants Real Madrid having won two UEFA Champions League titles and four Spanish League titles during that time. It was thought that Salgado would be one of those squad players who would help the team with his experience but ever since the takeover of the club by Venky’s, it was almost certain that he would leave with the owners looking to reduce the wage bill.
Rovers fans, who were left extremely unhappy after the sale of Christopher Samba last week will be even more disappointed to hear of the impending departure of Michel Salgado and it is being reported that they will march against the owners of the club to show their discontent at the way the club is being run by Venky’s.