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Jul 2, 2012

Blackburn sign Best from Newcastle

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of Leon Best from Newcastle United for a fee in excess of £3 million.

Best, 25, has signed a four-year deal after spending two seasons at Newcastle where he scored 10 times in 42 appearances.

A statement on the Blackburn website read: "Blackburn Rovers have this evening completed the signing of Leon Best from Newcastle United. The 25-year-old striker makes the move from the North East to the North West for a fee of more than £3m, signing a four-year deal."

Best becomes Championship club Rovers' second transfer of the summer following the signing of Danny Murphy last week, he will wear the No. 9 shirt.

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