Blackburn signs Montenegro winger Simon Vukcevic

Blackburn has signed Montenegro winger Simon Vukcevic from

Sporting Lisbon.

The 25-year-old Vukcevic, who will join on a three-year

contract, is awaiting a visa and British work permit, but manager

Steve Kean hopes Vukcevic will be available for the Premier League

match against Everton on Saturday.

Kean says Vukcevic ”is an exciting player who can play wide on

either side.”

Blackburn is also close to signing FC Dallas center back George

John from Major League Soccer, which holds his contract.

To avoid the necessity of obtaining a work permit, the American

has traveled to Greece – his grandparents’ homeland – to collect a

passport, since he holds dual citizenship.

Kean says John is ”a commanding defender, he is quick,

aggressive.”