A week ago it was Wigan Athletic who were pursuing wee Jay Spearing, but it's now emerging that Blackburn Rovers are the ones set to win his signature soon now that they've agreed to a fee with Liverpool for the diminutive midfielder.
There's not a lot to be said about Spearing that hasn't already been hashed over in every other post about the young man from the Wirral: he obviously has a lot of heart and dedication to the club, but his inability to break into the first team by this stage in his career coupled with obviously not figuring into Brendan Rodgers' plans meant an inevitable good bye at some point sooner rather than later.
The only disappointment anyone might have with Spearing's departure is in relation to the agreed upon fee, a reported £1.5 million. Spearing was never going to be a cash cow for the club, but after hopes of receiving in the ballpark of £3 million for the midfielder, receiving only half that amount leaves a bit of a sour taste in the mouth. Still, with Spearing having spent his youth with the club, any transfer fee received for his services is going to be a profit, even if it feels like small change in the grand scheme of things.
A final hurdle to overcome is how Blackburn intend to pay for Spearing. Despite agreeing to a very small fee for Spearing, the Rovers are waiting on the £2.5 million they'll receive from Norwich City for Martin Olsson's services to finance the Spearing move.
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