Former Brazilian superstar Rivaldo is allegedly being targeted by the Blackburn board as their number one target for the transfer window despite him approaching his forties.
The much maligned Venkey’s outfit are keen to sign a big name player to increase their status on the world football map but don’t seem to realise that the player they are after is so far past his best it would be more succesfull giving manager Steve Kean a run out instead.
The player himself has admitted he is close to joining current Angola top flight side Kabuscorp following leaving Sao Paulo last month but Blackburn are ready to make a late move for the player, who despite having a wonderful career has never played in the Premier League.
The former FIFA World Player of the Year is regarded in Brazil as one of the greatest players in a generation. He has played for AC Milan, Olympiakos and AEK Athens, but had his greatest period came when playing for Spanish giants Barcelona.
Since leaving Camp Nou in 2002 his career has been on the downgrade and even though retirement is near, Venkey’s are keen to give him one more chance to prove himself.
The board have apparently been convinced to move for the player because of the postive impact recent older players like Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes have had on their Arsenal and Manchester United fans.
They have a strong relationship with the Brazilian football world and have an eye for a big-name player. The club famously nearly signed Ronaldinho in last year’s transfer window and have also been linked with David Beckham.
But this news is unlikely to be welcomed positively by the tortured Blackburn faithful, whose side are battling to avoid relegation and surely need younger blood in order to preserve their Premier League status.