Transfer news

Blackburn open talks to sign Feyenoord forward Andwele Slory

January 5, 2010
By Tom Adams

Blackburn Rovers are in talks to sign Feyenoord forward Andwele Slory, the player's agent has revealed to ESPN Soccernet.

Andwele Slory
GettyImagesAndwele Slory in action against Sparta Rotterdam

• On The Move: Live transfer blog

Slory, 27, is out of contract at the end of the current season and although Feyenoord have an option to extend his deal, they are open to the possibility of selling him in the January transfer window.

Rovers are assessing their forward options and have begun tentative talks regarding the signing of the player who has scored four goals in 13 Eredivisie appearances this season.

Slory can play in a central role or on the wing and his agent, Aleksandar Bursac, has confirmed the player is open to a move to Ewood Park, whether in the form of a loan move or a permanent deal.

"I have been in contact with Feyenoord and the player," Bursac told ESPN Soccernet. "There have been talks [with Blackburn] but nothing concrete yet. There is interest.

"Feyenoord would go for a permanent deal. They haven't confirmed that but it is my feeling that they would first for a loan and then for a deal.

"He is 27, after a long injury last year he is fit and has had a quite good first half of the season. He is ready to move on in the winter.

"The clubs are talking. The situation at Feyenoord is that he has an option in his contract so Feyenoord have a choice: either to take up that option and bind him for another year or not to do that so he is free in the summer."

Slory joined Feyenoord from Excelsior in 2007 and has scored 54 goals in 201 league appearances since beginning his career in Holland with Stormvogels Telstar in the 2001-02 season.