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Goodwillie seals Rovers switch

Scottish striker pens long-term contract at Ewood Park

Goodwillie: Will be competing in the Premier League in 2011/12

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Blackburn have confirmed that Scotland international David Goodwillie has joined the club on a four-year deal.

The striker moves to Ewood Park from Dundee United for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £2million.

Goodwillie was a target for Championship pair Blackpool and Cardiff earlier in the summer, but will now be turning out in the Premier League in 2011/12.

Blackburn emerged as favourites to secure his signature after making their interest known last week.


A fee was agreed with Dundee United and Goodwillie travelled to Ewood Park for a medical on Tuesday.

Rangers made a late bid to scupper a deal, but they were unable to meet the demands put to them.

Blackburn will be hoping that the 22-year-old can continue his rapid rise to prominence in England, earning him further international and domestic recognition.

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


Goodwillie was named PFA Scotland's Young Player of the Year for his efforts last season and still had two years left to run on his current at Tannadice.

Dundee United are understandably sad to see him leave, but have taken the time to wish him well with his career south of the border.

A statement on their official website said: "Dundee United confirm that the transfer of David Goodwillie to Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee is now complete.

"Everyone at Dundee United thanks David for his efforts in his time at the club and wishes him all the best for his future career."