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Big Sam’s £2M Super Swede

Blackburn Rovers have sent scouts to take a closer look at Elfsborg’s striking sensation Denni Avdić. Allardyce sent scouts to watch Elfsborg’s Europa League tie with Napoli last Thursday and reports are suggesting the Rovers boss is now planning a £2 million swoop in January.

Avdić, 21, has one unofficial cap for the Swedish national side although born in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, he has constantly been asked to represent the country of his birth and there is currently a campaign for Safet Susic (Bosnia’s head coach) to make this happen.

Since his introduction into the Allsvenskan Championship for Elfsborg in 2006 he has long been considered one of Sweden’s top striking talents and was widely expected to move to a top European side during the past few transfer windows.

It now seems that with Blackburn’s new owners Venkys wanting to invest in Big Sam’s playing squad that Avdić could be the first piece of the jigsaw. In recent weeks Rovers have also been linked with bringing David Beckham back to English football from the US.

West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo is reportedly sizing up a move for Avdić himself this January, and will be more than happy to part with the required £2 million to secure one of Northern Europe’s top talents. Either way it seems the 19 goal hitman is Premiership bound this window.

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