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Harry Kewell Edges Closer To Blackburn Rovers Move After Returning To UK

by Bernard Thompson

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Aussie set for return to England.

Former Leeds and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell is set to seal a move to Blackburn Rovers after terminating his contract with Melbourne Victory and returning to the UK.

Kewell has been with the A-League side for one season but confirmed last month that he will return with his English wife who wants to be closer to her ill mother.

Championship duo Blackburn and Boro are both interested in the 33-year-old while League One Swindon Town, managed by Premier League legend Paulo Di Canio, have also expressed an interest.

Blackburn now look to have won the race for the former star and he will join verteran internationals Nuno Gomes and Danny Murphy at Ewood Park.

The winger made his name at Leeds United, making his name with a pace and directness that set him apart in a talented Elland Road outfit that progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2001.

The Australian joined Liverpool for £5 million in 2003 but injuries, loss of form and a questionable attitude marred his five-year spell at Anfield. The Australian was surprisingly included in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League final with AC Milan but limped off after 20 minutes in a display that many felt summed up his time on Merseyside.

Kewell had a spell at Galastasary in Turkey before returning to his native Australia with Victory.

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