BLACKBURN Rovers are set to net a cash windfall after former forward Ruben Rochina completed a big money move to Russia.

Rubin Kazan announced Rochina as a summer signing yesterday having reportedly triggered the 10 million euro release clause in Rochina’s contract at his current club Granada.


That means Rovers will receive around £1.25million after inserting a 15 per cent sell-on clause in the deal that took him back to Spain full time.

Rochina made 54 appearances, scoring 11 goals, at Ewood Park after arriving from Barcelona B in January 2011.

The former Spain youth international spent the second half of the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons on loan at Real Zaragoza and Rayo Vallecano respectively before he made a permanent return to his homeland in the summer of 2014 when he signed for Granada.

The 25-year-old has scored eight goals in 57 appearances for the Andalusian outfit including six last season as they secured La Liga survival for the fifth season running.

Rubin Kazan have reportedly offered to triple Rochina’s salary, an offer which Granada are said not to be able to match.