Blackburn Rovers are interested in signing Glenavon midfielder Mark Sykes, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
The League One side have joined Premier League side Leicester City and Scottish giants Celtic in the race to sign the promising youngster. Sykes has been impressing his suitors playing in Northern Ireland for Glenavon.
The 20 year-old is a key player for Glenavon and is being linked with a move away. He has also been a regular for the Northern Ireland U21 squad. Although he is not a professional yet, many people believe he has what it takes to become one.
League One side Blackburn Rovers have scouted him on numerous occasions. They were relegated to League One on the final day of last season after finishing 22nd in the Championship. They decided to stick with manager Tony Mowbray and are currently 7th in the league and one point off the Play-Offs after seven wins in their fifteen matches.
Rovers will be looking for some new signings in January as they look to push into the Play-Offs and hit some form for the remainder of their League One campaign. Many would agree that the former Premier League champions should not be playing in the third division and they will no doubt be aiming for promotion back to the Championship.
The signing of Mark Sykes in January will boost their squad but it will be difficult for Rovers to see off interest from the Premier League in Leicester and the Scottish Premier League in Celtic to sign him.