Rifle On His Way

Last updated : 11 January 2006 By Brian Cartlidge

Pandiani, who reportedly rejected a move to Real Mallorca recently, is believed to be close to completing a £1 million move to the Spanish side.

"Walter is not a bad player and he did well recently against Manchester United and Chelsea which was commendable considering he knew we were looking to move him back to Spain," Blues co-owner David Sullivan has said.

"You've got to take your hat off to his commitment towards the club and Walter has scored some important goals for us.

"But he hasn't quite fired as we thought he might and sometimes a change of environment does everyone good.

"It's not what any of us wanted but he has just not been able to adapt to the game in England as we expected."