Blackburn Rovers Could Land £9 Million Windfall

Blackburn Rovers could be set to land up to £9 million this summer after it was reported that European giants Bayern Munich are lining up a £60 million move for Adam Wharton.

The 20-year-old emerged through Rovers’ academy, making his debut in 2022. By the end of the season, he had become a regular in Jon Dahl Tomasson’s midfield.

It soon became apparent that his quality would land him a move to the Premier League. There were various rumours throughout the winter transfer window regarding interested parties and he eventually landed a £18 million move to Crystal Palace in February.

The youngster has taken to life in the top tier like a duck to water. Despite his fledgling career, he has made 15 appearances for the Eagles. However, it is his performances that have caught the eye, with the midfielder widely praised over the past few weeks.

He collected his third assist of the campaign in the 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday and played a starring role in the impressive 4-0 victory over Manchester United on Monday night.

It is this form which has caught the eye of six-time European winners Bayern Munich, who are reportedly lining up a stunning £60 million move this summer. According to journalist Alan Nixon, the Bundesliga giants are keen to land the starlet, who are convinced he will be playing Champions League football in the near future.

Munich held an interest earlier in the season, although it was claimed that they viewed him as a player for the future. As a result, Wharton opted for Palace where he would have a better chance of forcing his way into the first team.

Should this transfer come to fruition, Blackburn could land a further £6-9 million from the initial fee they received from Palace. It is claimed that the 1995 Premier League champions possess of sell-on clause of between 10-15% on any future sale.

It could be a lucrative summer for the Lancashire outfit, with talisman Sammie Szmodics expected to attract bids of up to £20 million following his Golden Boot winning campaign.

Writer’s View

It would take a monumental bid to tempt Palace into selling their recent recruit this summer. Wharton has a contract which runs until 2029 and the Eagles will have no plans of negotiating an exit so soon after his arrival at Selhurst Park.

The midfielder looks to be a real talent and is likely to end up at one of the top teams in Europe. However, expect him to remain in the capital for at least another season. Blackburn will be keeping a keen eye on any developments though. After such a dreadful campaign, this money alongside any potential Szmodics sale could help them return to the upper reaches of the Championship.

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