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Blackburn Rovers target deal for RC Lens midfielder

Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is targeting a deal for RC Lens midfielder John Bostock, according to Sunday’s print edition of The Sun.

Blackburn are currently looking for several reinforcements, especially in midfield, after their relegation from the Championship to League One this season.  Manager Tony Mowbray has decided to stick around, signing a new two-year deal with the option of another year.  This provided a big boost for Rovers fans, who will be hoping that he can lead the club to promotion next season.

Following the signings of former Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham and former Rotherham United midfielder Richie Smallwood, Mowbray is reportedly interested in signing RC Lens midfielder John Bostock.

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Bostock, 25, made 32 appearances for Lens in all competitions last season, scoring six goals as the club finished fourth in the Ligue 2 table.  The midfielder also won Ligue 2 Player of the Season in his first season in French football.  However, he could make a return to English football this summer.

Bostock began his career with Crystal Palace, but made only five appearances for the club before moving to Tottenham Hotspur for £700,000.  He made only four appearances for the club, making several loan moves, before leaving to join Belgian side Royal Antwerp in 2013.

The midfielder impressed under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, getting 16 assists in his first season with the club.  He then joined OH Leuven and helped the club to promotion, getting 13 goals and providing 19 assists.

Last summer, Bostock made the move to France with RC Lens.  He still has one year left on his contract with the club but may be tempted by a move to England.

However, it is not just Blackburn Rovers who are keen on signing the midfielder.  Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp is also understood to be interested in Bostock.

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