2 players Blackburn Rovers kept in January but could lose this summer

All in all, the January transfer window turned out to be rather quiet for Blackburn Rovers in terms of exits.

Although young players such as Danny Butterworth, Hayden Carter, Tyler Magloire, Harry Chapman and Connor McBride were loaned out in search of playing time, Rovers were able to retain their main first-team options.

However, that could change at the end of the season, especially given the promotion push Blackburn have mounted this season, meaning many other clubs will have been alerted to some of their big players.

So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look at two players Blackburn were able to keep at Ewood Park in January but could go on to lose this summer.

Joe Rothwell

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Joe Rothwell is one player who appears to face an uncertain future at Ewood Park beyond this season.

The midfielder sat out Blackburn’s goalless draw with Luton on Saturday afternoon after expressing his desire to talk to another club about a possible transfer.

Ultimately, however, the midfielder looks set to stay with Rovers until the end of the campaign, with Championship promotion rivals Bournemouth dropping their pursuit of the midfielder early on deadline day after having seen several offers rejected.

But with the prospect of a move elsewhere, something Rothwell has obviously thought about, and his contract at Blackburn expiring this summer, keeping him at Ewood Park beyond the end of the season looks like a tough task for the Rovers hierarchy. .

Ben Brereton Diaz

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Another Blackburn player who looks certain to catch the eye this summer is Ben Brereton Diaz.

The striker has been in fine form for club and country this season, scoring 23 goals in 35 outings for Blackburn and Chile, the story behind his international rise making him a household name and attracting interest from a number of clubs.

Brereton Diaz is out of contract with Blackburn at the end of this season, although Rovers have the option of extending that deal for a further 12 months, meaning this could be their last chance to receive compensation for him.

As a result, if Blackburn are unable to win promotion this season, the steep fee clubs would have to offer to secure the 22-year-old’s services might be too hard for the club to turn down, especially given opportunities. for a reinvestment in the squad they could offer to those at Ewood Park.


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