Date: 10th June 2009 at 5:00pm
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Blackburn Rovers are understood to be the latest club to show an interest in highly-rated midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.

The 20-year-old French Youth International is highly rated back in France (given the name “the new Vieira”) but is expected to leave Amiens this summer and a move to the Premier League is being touted with Sam Allardyce understood to be very interested in landing the £400,000 rated midfielder.

N’Zonzi had been linked with Newcastle United and West Ham United last summer and was last month reportedly interesting Portsmouth. I personally don’t know anything about the dude but being compared to Patrick Vieira can’t be a bad thing can it? However, many players are compared to great players and not all of them (few in fact) live up to this billing.

There isn’t a lot of money for Allardyce to spend this summer, however, I’d think that N’Zonzi would (despite my lack of knowledge on him) be worth a go at £400,000?!?!


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6 Replies to “French Youngster On Sam’s List???”

  • I might be being skeptical but for £400k I wouldn’t have thought this guy woould be the next viera! On the other hand, we can’t forget that sometimes the cheapest players are the best signings – the name freidel rings a bell.

  • Maybe if we buy him this summer we will put a £1 million get out clause in his contract, he’ll have a fantastic season with us, and then Arsenal can buy themselves a ‘new Viera’ to replace their old one! If not, then at least Spurs might be interested…..

  • for only £400,000 sure its worth a punt….rememeber Viera didnt arrive at Arsenal for much more back in the day….

  • Definitely for that sort of money but I am always sceptical of players labelled “The new insert name here”. He sounds pretty good, anyone know anything about him?

  • I’d agree with that dude, how many times are players labelled something that they’ll never live up to or never do, however, who knows maybe N’Zonzi could be the exception? For £400,000 I don’t really think we have a lot to lose do we?

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