Blackburn Rovers are facing a pivotal summer in the transfer market.
After a disappointing end to last term the hope for Tony Mowbray is that he can build a side that is capable of pushing towards the top half of the table next time around.
While signing new players will be a big part doing that, it’s equally important that the club retain their best players.
Reports from Chilean outlet RedGol have claimed that Leeds United are interested in a move for the player following his impressive displays for Chile at the Copa America.
Brereton scored seven goals and five assists for Blackburn last term, so his departure would certainly have a big impact on the squad.
Here are two of those knock-on effects that the Lancashire club must consider.
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A quick decision based on contract situation
A key factor in Ben Brereton’s situation is his contract.
Reports from Lancs Live have claimed that the 22-year-old is entering into the final year of his contract which means that this could be Blackburn’s final chance to sell the player for a substantial fee – particularly if he’s keen to move on.
That situation leaves Rovers a little bit vulnerable and may end up forcing their hand as they simply can’t afford to let a talent like Brereton leave for nothing next summer.
Adam Armstrong interest
Ben Brereton isn’t the only Blackburn forward who is attracting interest this summer.
Armstrong is attracting substantial summer interest from West Ham, Southampton and Newcastle United with the view to moving on this summer – something that could leave Rovers in a tricky position.
Losing both players would be a huge blow and so there’s a chance that it may be a case of losing one or the other, rather than both.