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Christopher Samba wants out of Blackburn and hands in transfer request

The Congolese defender says that five years is long enough in Lancashire and he wants a new challenge.

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CHRISTOPHER SAMBA HAS handed in a transfer request at Blackburn Rovers, after manager Steve Kean said that the defender would not be sold this January.

The 27-year-old has threatened to leave in the past, only to sign fresh terms, but now says that he wishes to ‘pursue a new challenge.’

Rovers captain Samba has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and QPR in the past, with Mark Hughes known to be a fan of the giant stopper.

“I have today officially requested a transfer from Blackburn Rovers Football Club,” Samba said in a statement.

“I have personally informed the owners, manager and executives at the club that I want to leave in this transfer window.

“In my 5 years at Blackburn Rovers Football Club I have always given 100 per cent in every game I have played. I have had several opportunities to leave but I have always stayed.

“I have decided now is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge and I have asked the club to respect my decision and allow me to leave. I thank the fans for their support and I hope they feel I have served them and their club well.”

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