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Rochina departs Blackburn

Spanish forward Ruben Rochina has departed Blackburn Rovers and returned to his homeland.

The 23-year-old has joined La Liga side Granada on a four-year contract.

Rochina moved to Blackburn from Barcelona in January 2011 but struggled to make an impact at Ewood Park.

He made a total of 54 appearances for the club, although almost half of them were from the substitutes' bench, and scored 11 goals.

Rochina spent the second half of the 2012/13 season on loan at Real Zaragoza and then returned to Spain last January in another loan switch to Rayo Vallecano.