Blackburn snap up Salgado
During his time at the Bernabeu, the 33-year-old helped the club to two UEFA Champions League and four La Liga titles. Blackburn are now waiting for international clearance before Salgado can make his debut.
He is heading back to Madrid next week to say goodbye at a match arranged in his honour against Rosenborg on Monday. Salgado is relishing the challenge that lies ahead, after revealing he almost moved to England five years ago.
"I had a chance to come to Chelsea but I was lucky too because my team was Real Madrid," he told Blackburn's official website. "I love the club, I was there ten years - it is a lifetime.
"I am proud of playing for them for so long. Now I want to enjoy the next two years, playing in the Premier League. It is one of the best in the world.
"Not only that it is pure football - fantastic games and a fantastic atmosphere. This will be a good experience for me, my wife and children. I have joined an historic club."