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It's official: Leon Best completes move to Blackburn

The striker leaves Newcastle United having made 42 appearances for the club.

LEON BEST HAS signed a four-year deal with Blackburn, the club confirmed this evening.

The fee is understood to be in the region of £3million for the 25-year-old, who leaves Newcastle having scored 10 goals in 42 appearances.

A statement from Blackburn’s official website read:

“Blackburn Rovers have this evening completed the signing of Leon Best from Newcastle United.

“The 25-year-old striker makes the move from the North East to the North West for a fee of more than £3m, signing a four-year deal.”

Best also has seven Ireland caps, but was overlooked for Giovanni Trapattoni’s Euro 2012 squad, following a season for his club that was hampered by injuries.

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