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Rovers sign Di Santo

Posted on: Mon 03 Aug 2009

Blackburn Rovers have this evening completed the signing of striker Franco Di Santo.

The 20-year-old Argentine makes the move to Ewood Park from fellow Barclays Premier League side Chelsea on loan until the January window, with Rovers having the first option of extending the deal until the end of the season in the event that Chelsea do not wish to recall him to their squad.

Having started his professional career with local side Godoy Cruz, he then made the move to Chile in 2006 and to Audax Italiano, the same club Carlos Villaueva hailed from.

At the age of 18 he made the move to England, starting off in Chelsea's Reserves before graduating to the first team last season when he made 16 appearances.

Di Santo has already made his mark in pre-season for the Stamford Bridge side, scoring one and setting up the other in Chelsea's 2-1 win over Club America and he is now in line to make his Rovers debut against Hibernian at Ewood Park this Wednesday August 5th, kick-off 8.00pm.

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