Soccer: Winston Reid set to sign for Blackburn - report

Ryan Nelsen's English Premier League side, Blackburn Rovers, are reportedly poised to sign star All Whites' defender Winston Reid.

Blackburn's interest was reported by soccer website goal.com which says the club's coach Sam Allardyce is considering teaming Reid with club captain Nelsen in the central defence.

Reid, who stars for FC Midtjylland in the Danish league, has made no secret of his desire to move to the EPL.

His stunning last minute equaliser against Slovakia and pivotal back three role in an All Whites defence that conceded just one goal from general play is also understood to have sparked interest from Arsenal.

The 21-year-old former Danish age group representative moved to Denmark as a teenager to pursue his soccer career and was in consideration for Denmark's World Cup squad before switching allegiance to the All Whites earlier this year.

Blackburn has made no official comment on their interest in signing Reid.

- NZ Herald staff

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