Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is reportedly heading the queue to sign Australian international striker Mark Viduka.
The 33-year-old is available on a free transfer after his deal at
Newcastle expired and his agent has revealed he is mulling over two
offers from the Premier League.
His representative Steve Kutner said: “Mark is mulling over two offers from two very good sides.
“His reason in continuing to play on at the top level in England is
to make sure he is there in South Africa. He’s feeling fit again and
Rovers are understood to be very keen on the former Leeds star and Allardyce is eager to link-up with the player once again.
Viduka became Big Sam’s first Newcastle
signing in June 2007 when he arrived from Middlesbrough on a free
transfer and is a keen admirer of the player.
Allardyce has lost Roque Santa Cruz to Manchester City and Matt
Derbyshire to Olympiacos this summer and has put a new striker at the
top of his list of priorities.
are the understood to be the other side to have offered the frontman a contract, with
Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson looking to bolster his squad in preparation
for a Europa League campaign.
Viduka has been at St. James’ Park for the
past two years, playing 38 league games for the club, scoring seven
goals and he is believed to be desperate for another chance in England.
The striker has stated his desire to play for his
country once more in next year’s World Cup in South Africa, and is
looking to stay in the top flight in the hope that he will get enough games to prove he is worthy of a place for the Socceroos.
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