Latest Transfer Update at 25-06-2012
Danny Murphy makes Blackburn move
- Last Updated: June 25 2012, 11:47 BST
Blackburn have made their first signing of the summer by bringing in Fulham captain Danny Murphy on a two-year contract.
Danny Murphy: 'A pivotal signing' said Kean
The 35-year-old returns to the north-west, where he previously played for Liverpool and Crewe, having also spent time at Charlton and Tottenham before his move to Craven Cottage.
"Being able to bring Danny on board is a massive boost for everyone and I couldn't be more delighted," manager Steve Kean, preparing for life after relegation from the Barclays Premier League, told rovers.co.uk.
"His record is there for all to see. He is a model professional, who has a real hunger to keep on playing football and we are thrilled he has decided to commit his future to us.
"This is a pivotal signing for us."
Danny Murphy factfile:
1977: Born March 18, Chester.
1993: Scores on his senior debut for Crewe as a 16-year-old, netting the winner in a 4-3 victory against Preston.
1997: Signs for Liverpool for an initial £1.5million. Makes debut on opening day of the 1997-98 season as a substitute against Wimbledon.
September: Makes England Under-21 debut v Moldova.
1998: Returns to Crewe on loan.
2001: Part of the Liverpool side that wins the treble of UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup.
November: Makes England senior debut in a friendly against Sweden.
2002: Scores first England goal in the 4-0 win against Paraguay. Liverpool finish second in the Premier League.
Called up for England at the World Cup in Japan and South Korea but forced to withdraw with a metatarsal injury.
2003: Wins League Cup with Liverpool and voted supporters' player of the season.
November - Wins last of nine caps for England against Denmark.
2004: August: Signs for Charlton for £2.5million.
2006: January: Moves to Tottenham in £2million deal.
2007: August: Leaves White Hart Lane for Fulham.
2008: May: Scores winning goal against Portsmouth on the final day of the season to ensure Fulham's top-flight survival.
Made captain by manager Roy Hodgson for the 2008-09 season and helps guide Fulham to seventh and European football.
2010: May: Part of the Fulham side that reaches the Europa League final where they lose to Atletico Madrid.
Is an ever-present for the Cottagers in the 2010-11 season.
2011: January: Signs contract extension to remain at Craven Cottage until summer 2012.
2012: June 25 - Signs for Championship side Blackburn on a two-year deal.