According to a report from TEAMtalk, Premier League trio Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United are all taking an interest in Blackburn Rovers youngster John Buckley.
Blackburn Rovers starlet John Buckley is catching the eye of Premier League sides Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United, TEAMtalk has reported.
TEAMtalk writes that the youngster is on the brink of breaking into Tony Mowbray’s first-team squad, currently playing for the club’s Under-23s side. Buckley has made a good impression in the Blackburn Rovers academy, making his way through the Championship side’s youth ranks after joining at the age of just six years old.
The interest from the Premier League trio has pushed Rovers to enter talks over a new deal for the young midfielder. His current deal at Ewood Park has 12 months remaining, but with top tier clubs lurking, Blackburn are keen to tie the promising midfielder down longer contract.
Buckley broke into the Under-18s side during the 2016/17 season, playing 18 games and providing one goal. The next season the midfielder started with the Under-18s, but broke into Rovers’ second string side on several occasions, finishing the majority of the end of the 2017/18 campaign with them.
This season, he has been a mainstay in the Under-23s, playing in all but one game so far this season, He has notched up 15 Premier League 2 appearances so far, providing one goal and one assist.
The Rovers official club website writes that Buckley is “A very gifted footballer, who is good on the ball and has an eye for a pass.”
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray hinted that he could bring some new names into his matchday squad. Could Buckley be set to break into the first team side after 13 years with the club?