Blackburn Rovers have agreed a fee for Gillingham midfielder and former League One Player of the Season Bradley Dack, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke on Twitter.
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) June 25, 2017
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is currently trying to put his own stamp on the squad following the club’s relegation from the Championship last season. So far, Blackburn have completed the signings of former Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham and former Rotherham United midfielder Richie Smallwood, both on free transfers. The club have now agreed a fee for Gillingham midfielder Bradley Dack, for what could be their first signing for a fee this summer.
Dack, 23, has made 185 appearances for the club since his debut in 2012. He won the club’s Young Player of the Season Award in 2012-13 after two goals in 20 appearances in all competitions.
The midfielder really became a key player for Gillingham in the 2014-15 season in League One. He scored 10 goals in 50 appearances and won Young Player of the Season, Sponsor’s Player of the Season and Player’s Player of the Season.
The following season, Dack did even better and scored 15 goals in 44 appearances, getting 11 assists. His good form led to bids in January 2016, including a bid of £2 million from Championship side Bristol City but all bids were rejected. The midfielder won the League One Player of the Season Award and was also named in the Football League Team of the Season.
Last season, Dack failed to score as many goals as in previous seasons and finished with six in all competitions. However, he still won the club’s Young Player of the Season Award for the third year running.
Dack, who has not traveled to the club’s pre-season camp in Northern Ireland, has now been a League One regular for four seasons and could be set for another season in the league, this time with Blackburn Rovers. The midfielder is expected to move for a fee of around £500,000, but add-ons may take the deal over £1 million.
Rovers will be looking to get promoted back to the Championship at the first time of asking and look to be doing some good business so far in the transfer window.