Thursday, 28 March 2013

Florent Rouamba signs

The official site has announced that Burkina Faso international Florent Rouamba has signed until the end of the season. He still requires a work permit and will not be available against Bolton on Saturday.

Rouamba has arrived at The Valley via Moldova and is apparently finding the weather a shock (he's not the only one). He is living in a hotel and knows no one, so he does not sound like a happy Easter bunny, nor does he like one in his photo. But at least there are players he can speak French with.

He is a defensive midfielder, so he could be the new Keith Jones. Or perhaps not. I'm not quite sure what to make of this, as we already have Dervitte. Perhaps it is a kind of super trial to find out whether he has was it takes. He does have 41 caps for the Stallions who reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations this year, a considerable achievement for one of Africa's poorer countries.

Unsurprisingly, his Wikipedia entry is rather thin: Rouamba


Anonymous said...

As long as he can pass a ball he is already better than Dervite, who should just stick to CB!

Anonymous said...

Agree, Dervite is clearly not a midfielder, With Hughes injured, Hollands gone, I think this is a weak area of the team, and sounds pretty low-risk as a transfer.

Kap Varma said...

I think Hollands is more going than gone, but injured currently

Wyn Grant said...

I would agree that it is probably low risk, could work out, I just hope that he settles in. It's been an unusual career path.