Rovers 'complete' Kalinic deal

03 August 2009 08:07
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Croatia international Nikola Kalinic has completed his move to Blackburn Rovers, according to the striker's agent.[LNB] The 21-year-old was close to joining Portsmouth earlier in pre-season, but the deal collapsed and Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has swooped.[LNB]Allardyce, who has spent the summer searching for forwards, has previously confirmed his interest in Kalinic and he now appears to have got his man.[LNB]The Hajduk Split star's representative, Tomislav Erceg, claims a deal has been agreed between the clubs and all that is now required is to obtain a work permit.[LNB]"It is finished, the transfer is completed. Now all Nikola needs is a work permit, which shouldn't be problem," Erceg told Sportske novosti. [LNB]Kalinic said: "I can at last focus on football.[LNB]"I want to begin training with my new team as soon as possible and get into top form."[LNB]Reports say Kalinic has signed a four-year deal with Rovers, where he will be expected to replace Roque Santa Cruz following his move to Manchester City.[LNB]Rovers have also brought in Franco Di Santo on loan from Chelsea to give Allardyce's attacking options a further boost.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports