Craven Cottage veteran moves to Ewood Park.
Danny Murphy joins Blackburn Rovers on two-year contract
Former England international Danny Murphy has joined relegated Blackburn Rovers on a two-year contract.
The 35-year-old midfielder left Fulham at the end of last season after five years at Craven Cottage.
He becomes manager Steve Kean’s first signing of the summer as Rovers prepare for their first season in the second tier for 11 years.
“His [Kean’s] desire to get me to the club was a huge factor in my decision to join,” Murphy told the club website.
“When meeting Steve Kean, I soon realised the passion, enthusiasm and ambition he has for the club and how much he wants the team to bounce straight back up to the Premier League.
“The owners were also very passionate about their desire to move Blackburn forward as a club and create a squad that is able to achieve promotion.
“I’m excited about my new challenge and can’t wait to get started.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is a very good bit of business by a Blackburn Rovers side who are somehow still managed by Steve Kean despite him dragging the Ewood Park to the Championship.
Murphy still has a lot in the tank and it’s somewhat surprising that Fulham didn’t try harder to keep the former England international.
The former Liverpool man was still a very important player at Craven Cottage last term, with the 35 year old racking up 43 appearances in all competitions. Overall Murphy notched up 210 appearances for the West London club, scoring 28 goals.