Blackburn defender Michel Salgado’s future has come under intense speculation of late after it was revealed that the defender would be leaving Blackburn at the end of the season.
A number of clubs have reportedly queued in for the services of the defender, who has a very impressive CV. The former Real Madrid defender is thought to have interested clubs in Asia, especially the Chinese market being at the forefront of signing the defender. Chinese clubs have made a resurgence in recent seasons. They are resurgence was confirmed with the transfer of Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka in this transfer window.
There are also believed that the targeting Didier Drogba, who is reportedly being offered around £ 400,000 per week to move to China. Even though offers for Michel Salgado are not going to touch the same heights, one can certainly see Michel Salgado moving on a lucrative contract to China. The 36 year old only has a few years ahead of him. As a result of it, he is very keen on making the best of his last few years before retiring. It is thought that around four Chinese clubs are interested in signing Michel Salgado, but the defender is yet to agree a move with any of them.
“Michel won’t be here next season. If there is an opportunity for him to find another solution in this window that is something we would look at. [It is] out of respect for the player to give him the heads up that this will be his last season,” Blackburn manager Steve Kean spoke about the future of Michel Salgado. Even if a move to China does not work out, one can expect Michel Salgado to be arriving in the Middle East in the summer. Players like Guti and Drogba has been linked with Middle East moves.