Blackburn Rovers set to complete double deal for former West Brom loanee and Premier League ‘keeper
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that the club are set to confirm the signing of two players tomorrow, one believed to be Brighton And Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton and the other Manchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo.
We reported here on The72 on Sunday that Blackburn Rovers were alongside fellow Championship side Derby County in holding an interest in Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton, who has enjoyed several impressive loan spells in the Football League with Wigan Athletic and Luton Town.
It was also covered here on The72 last week that Rovers were keen to bring in centre-back Tosin Adarbioyo from Manchester City after he spent last season on loan with West Brom. Now, it has been revealed by the Lancashire Telegraph that the Premier League pair are set to join Blackburn Rovers, with an announcement imminent.
Speaking after Blackburn’s 1-1 draw with Rangers, Mowbray eluded to revealing the identities of the incoming players but revealed that two players are on the brink of a move to Ewood Park. The Rovers boss said:
“Hopefully we will sign two players tomorrow. Until they are signed it’s never done but hopefully, we’ll have some business concluded (on Monday). Then we’ll wait and see what’s left.
“We work to a budget and as I’ve done throughout my career I’ve tried to stick to budgets. I don’t go back cap in hand to the owners asking for more money. When you have to wheel and deal you have to wheel and deal. We sold our goalie so we could put the money towards a centre forward and a central defender. Sometimes you have to sell to strengthen other parts of your team.
“We’re looking forward to the season. This is my third full year here. We managed to get out of League One, stabilised last year and this season our ambition has to threaten the top six spots.
“When you look at the Championship there are some huge football clubs with some big fanbases so it won’t be easy.”