Blackburn Rovers transfer window update (Sports News) – It has been a hectic transfer window in European football, as huge moves were made in leagues all over the continent. Among those who joined in the action was English club Blackburn Rovers FC, who recently secured BetVision as its Official Asian Betting Partner. The Lancashire-based club, under manager Tony Mowbray has made many strategic moves to improve the squad’s standing in the EFL Championship.
Blackburn Rovers Transfer Window - Newest Faces
During one of the most-talked about transfer windows yet, Rovers said goodbye to Adam Armstrong. The long-time striker for the Blues and Whites has signed on to Premier League side Southampton FC, where he has also made a huge impact with the Saints. Despite his departure, Blackburn also were able to pick up a roster of promising young players to play alongside the best of Ewood Park, such as Ben Brereton, Bradley Dack and Thomas Kaminski.
The inclusion of these young men will help intensify Blackburn’s quest for a higher standing in the Championship, and in so doing, have a crack at a return to the premiership. Let’s take a look at the new acquisitions during the recently-concluded Blackburn Rovers transfer window:
- Tayo Edun – A 23-year-old who plays the left-back/midfielder position, Edun is the first permanent signing of the summer window. On 31 August, he signed on to be with Rovers until 2024, with an extra year option. He came from Fulham’s youth academy and made his debut for the Cottagers in 2016. Loaned to Ipswich Town during the 2017-18 season, he then joined Lincoln City where he was a key part of the squad in last year’s campaign. While he had many roles, he excelled in all departments at Lincoln, which makes him an exciting addition to the team.
- Leighton Clarkson – On loan from Liverpool FC, 19-year-old Clarkson is a midfielder with future star potential. He was part of the Reds side that won the 2019 FA Youth Cup and made his professional debut in December 2019 as a substitute in the EFL Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa. He also played in the 2020 FA Cup 4th round replay against Shrewsbury Town, which Liverpool won 1-0. Moreover, he saw action as a starter for LFC for Champions League match in December 2020. He became part of BRFC on 16 August and has made one appearance since.
- Ian Poveda – The 21-year old Poveda is on loan from Leeds United and plays the winger position. He started out his senior career at Manchester City, and made his debut as a starter in the winning 2019 EFL Cup semi-final 2nd leg against Burton Albion (1-0). He was also called up to the Champions League fixture with Atalanta. He then transferred to Leeds in early 2020, and was a key player in the club’s promotion from the Championship to the Premiership. On 23 August, he started his journey with Blackburn, bringing with him, among other things, top-flight experience with 16 appearances for the Whites.
- Jan Paul van Hecke – The Dutch 21-year-old is on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, and was brought on for the centre-back role. Van Hecke made his professional debut with Dutch Tier 2 club NAC Breda in August 2019, where the club won 5-1 over Helmond Sport. He joined Brighton in 2020 for a three-year contact, and was previously loaned to Eredivisie side Heerenveen. He became part of Rovers on 29 August, where he surely will be an asset to the defence.
- Reda Khadra – Another player on loan from Brighton, the 20-year old Khadra was a youth product of famed Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, and has played for Germany at youth level. He joined Brighton’s U23 team in October 2020 and contributed to 3-2 away win against West Ham United. He made his Premier League debut in January 2021 against Manchester City. While he plays mainly at right wing, he has also played as a left winger and attacking midfielder, making his versatility invaluable to the Rovers.
Blackburn Rovers Transfer Window - Third Kit Unveiled
Rovers have also recently unveiled a third kit, in addition to the blue and white home uniform, and the red and black away getup. It is an all-yellow outfit, with blue trims. This is to commemorate 30 years of their 1991-92 season play-off victory. The said triumph also propelled them to qualify for the then newly-formed Premier League, which they would go on to win in 1994-95 with superstar Alan Shearer and manager Kenny Dalglish.
Blackburn Rovers Transfer Window - EFL Championship Update
Moreover, Blackburn FC’s season is looking very good, as they are currently in the upper half in the EFL Championship table with only one loss after five matchweeks. The next Rovers fixture is on 11 September, 10 PM (SG Time) at Ewood Park against Luton Town. As their Official Asian Betting Partner, we at BetVision are wishing them the best of luck in their campaign!
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