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Goodwillie completes Blackburn move

Goodwillie completes Blackburn move (©PAphotos)
Goodwillie completes Blackburn move (©PAphotos).

Blackburn have completed the signing of Scotland striker David Goodwillie from Dundee United.

The deal was confirmed by the Barclays Premier League club in a statement on their official website.

Goodwillie, 22, has signed a four-year contract.

Blackburn did not disclose the transfer fee involved, however Goodwillie is believed to be costing Blackburn an initial £2million.

He was reportedly wanted by Blackpool and Cardiff before the battle for his services came down to a contest between Rangers and Blackburn.

Blackburn agreed a fee with United on Friday, and although Rangers made several efforts to strike a deal, they did not match their SPL rivals' demands.

The structure of payments was reported to have been a stumbling block for the Scottish champions.

Goodwillie underwent a medical with Blackburn on Tuesday and his arrival at Ewood Park will come as a fresh blow to Rangers, who have been knocked out by Malmo in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

Blackburn said in their statement: "Rovers have seen off fierce competition from a host of other clubs to make their first signing of the summer."

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