Goodwillie seals Rovers move
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Scottish international striker David Goodwillie signed for English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday from Scottish Premier League outfit Dundee United on a four year contract.

The 22-year-old - who had been a target of Scottish champions Rangers - is thought to have cost Rovers £2 million.

Goodwillie - who scored 19 goals last season - decided on moving to Rovers rather than Rangers, who made a last ditch bid for him on Tuesday, because of the competitive nature of the English Premier League.

"I think it's a massive stage to further my career and there's no better place to play than the Premiership," said Goodwillie, who made his debut for United aged 16 and scored his first goal for them shortly before he turned 17.

"Growing up you want to play in the Premiership and I'm really grateful to have that opportunity.

"I think it's every young boy's dream to play in England at some point in their career. I feel ready, and it's up to the manager and we'll see what happens."

United insisted that, although Rangers final offer was closer to Rovers' figure, it had still fallen short of their demands.  "Rangers' bid was not acceptable and the overall deal was not as much as was on offer from Blackburn," United chairman Steven Thompson told BBC Scotland.

Goodwillie made his Scotland debut last March and was named on Tuesday in Craig Levein's Scotland squad to face Denmark next week.