Blackburn sign Joshua King on permanent deal from Manchester United

The 20-year-old forward has scored two goals in eight games since joining Rovers on loan in November, and has now secured a contract at Ewood Park until 2015
Joshua King has joined Blackburn on a permanent deal from Manchester United, signing a contract with the Championship club which runs until 2015.

The 20-year-old joined Rovers on loan at the end of November and, having scored two goals in his first eight appearances, has impressed sufficiently to earn a move.

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And the young striker says he is delighted to have signed for the Lancashire outfit, revealing he has settled in well and is looking forward to a bright future at Ewood Park.

"I've enjoyed my time here, we've a great group of lads and I think I've settled in well," he told the club's official website.

"I'm happy to be here and I'm really looking forward to the next two-and-a-half years that I've signed for.

"Everybody has made me so welcome here, I feel comfortable here, I'm happy to make the deal permanent."

Despite featuring regularly for the United reserve team, King made just two appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson's senior squad, both as a substitute.

His previous loan moves included spells with Preston North End, Borussia Monchengladbach and Hull City.