Duncan McGuire’s Blackburn Rovers transfer saga continues: Loan move goes through after sale collapses
What a journey it has been for Orlando City SC forward Duncan McGuire to secure a loan move to Blackburn Rovers. On Wednesday, it looked like everything was set to join Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship on a permanent deal. On the way to the club for his medical, Blackburn told Orlando that they would withdraw from the contract. At that point, things seemed to have fallen apart, with the deal consigned to the dustbin of transfer history.
Blackburn came back to the table agreeing on a loan to buy which was announced on Thursday just before the deadline.
On transfer deadline day, deals can change in a matter of hours as this has quickly become one of the wildest sagas of the winter transfer window. He looks like a Marseille player Bamba Dieng failing to heal at Nice after trying to get in Leeds United signing the attacker, leaving him in limbo until he could not play for the French clubs due to registration limitations.
FC Mediterranean another club was involved in the bid for the striker but Blackburn will now have their man after they cashed in on the sale of Adam Wharton to Crystal Palace. Currently 18th in the Championship, Blackburn will be expecting McGurie to come in firing to avoid a situation where they slip into the relegation zone.
Drafted by Orlando City before last season, McGuire enjoyed a solid debut season for the Lions with 13 goals and three assists. Orlando has been trying to extend his contract but CBS Sports understands that McGuire rejected the latest offer.
Appearing for the United States men’s national team during their January friendly against Slovenia, McGuire is on the fringes of the national team, joining an impressive group of forwards drafted by the Lions who including Mallorca’s Larin Circle and West Brom’s Daryl Dike.