Blog: Blackburn Rovers: possible transfer targets for new owners
Dean Best | 26 October 2010
The English Premier League has attracted investment from some of the world's richest men from Russia's Roman Abramovich at Chelsea to Abu Dhabi billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan at Manchester City. Now, it seems, is the turn of Asia's largest poultry processor.
The VH Group, the Indian poultry-to-pharmaceuticals conglomerate also known as Venky's, is hatching a deal to buy Blackburn Rovers, one of the country's top 20 clubs and one of the founding members of its first professional football league in 1888.
According to statements from both sides, the deal is set to be secured in a month's time, which would make Blackburn the first Indian-owned outfit in the Premier League.
Venky's management is no doubt too busy dotting the Is and crossing the Ts of the deal to consider where to put their rupees when the next transfer window opens in January but the just-food team has put together a list of who could be (should be?) their targets. Any suggestions for who could make the subs' bench are of course welcome.
1. Marcus HEN-emann
2. Step-HEN Warnock
3. Phil J-EGG-ielka
4. Jordan HEN-derson
5. Brede HEN-geland
6. Titus SCRAMBLED
7. Gabriel EGG-bonlahor
8. Dan GOSLING
10. Javier HEN-andez
11. Matthew EGG-erington
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