Former Blackburn Rovers dud Anthony Modeste linked with Swansea City

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Could the infamous flop replace Wilfried Bony at the Liberty Stadium?

It is reported today that Swansea City have agreed a fee with Manchester City for the sale of their star striker Wilfried Bony.

It is believed that City will spend around £28 million for the player, with the Daily Mail saying he will undergo a medical in Abu Dhabi within the next 48 hours before concluding a deal.

Despite Gary Monk stating that the club would not be entering the market for a replacement recently, as they had already planned for his absence due to the African Cup of Nations they are being linked with targets. One such name is Anthony Modeste.

It was reported by the Daily Mail yesterday that his German side Hoffenheim were open to selling the Frenchman, with a fee rumoured to be at the £5 million mark.

But if that name sounds familiar, you are probably a Blackburn Rovers fan thinking ... why?

Modeste signed for Blackburn in 2012 in a loan deal from Bordeaux for the remaining half of the 2011-12 season, in which Blackburn were relegated from the Premier League.

Modeste, certainly did not help their cause.

He was poor for the club, playing just nine times in the Premier League and scoring a grand total of zero goals for Blackburn.

Not only was he poor in front of goal, but many a Blackburn fan will also remember him getting sent off against West Brom in a 3-0 defeat as Blackburn were relegated from the top division.

But despite his Blackburn woe he went on to have a great spell at Bastia the next season and has scored 20 goals in 46 games for his current side Hoffenheim.

So perhaps he is worth a gamble three years on from his Blackburn nightmare.

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