Blackburn defend their position in the curious case of Myles Anderson

Blackburn defend their position in the curious case of Myles Anderson
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He’s so mysterious we don’t even have a picture


Blackburn boss Steve Kean has made it clear the club’s signing of 20-year-old defender Myles Anderson – son of agent Jerome Anderson, who has close links with the Rovers’ owners – was based purely on footballing reasons alone.

After starting at Leyton Orient Anderson moved to Aberdeen in January, where he has since only made a single substitute appearance. Still, Kean has apparently seen enough in the player’s sparse CV to draw up a two-year contact ready to be signed this summer, claiming he’s a late bloomer.

Interestingly, Anderson’s football agent father was appointed to an advisory role by Venky’s group during their club takeover last year.

Says Keane:

We feel that Myles Anderson is a player with great potential as a late developer. He could become something of a Chris Smalling who came through late in football and Myles has done the same because of his schooling.

We think he has a lot of potential, but there was the opportunity for him to go to Scotland in January and we and he felt that would be a good experience for him.

There was interest in him from a couple of Spanish clubs but he is our player and will be at our club full-time in July.

Hmm – the next Chris Smalling? It appears this transfer has got more of a Bebe whiff about it. (And no, that is not a tramp joke.)