As I said in THIS post Benni suits me fine. Benedict is 32 and I'm hoping he can still score. He has bagged 4 in 10 games for Rovers this season but out of those one was against Forest one in a decided game against Peterborough and one was a penalty against Chelsea when Blackburn sent them out of the league cup ...£2.5m is supposed to be the fee and his contact runs until the summer of 2012. I can only reiterate the importance of keeping the personal terms on a modest level for the players that are to stay for a while. Timesonline also takes the steam out of the work permit problem talk by pointing out that his wife is Spanish.
This is according to the slightly longer scale "squad deepening" plan. It will not improve our starting XI when all in the squad are fit, but will not leave us naked when players are out.
It also offers us the luxury of not having to be desperate in this and the next window. With one additional striker our hand is improved in the negotiation-poker game with the other striker (Eidur?). Now the negotiators (and we) can be a bit more relaxed and go find a decent right back.
EDIT: According to several reports Benni is not training with Blackburn as of 2 days and a written bid has been handed in...