Wigan Athletic have ended their interest in signing Southampton striker, Sam Gallagher, which has paved the way for Blackburn Rovers to come to an agreement with the Saints according to journalist, Alan Nixon.
Wigan. Backing away from Sam Gallagher deal. Wages and fee too rich for them in end. Blackburn clear run for him as it stands.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 9, 2019
This wouldn’t be Gallagher’s first spell with Blackburn either, as he scored 12 goals in 43 appearances for Rovers during the 2016/2017 season.
Tony Mowbray is evidently keen to bring him back to Ewood Park ahead of next season, and it seems as though they are the only club in the running to land his signature now that Wigan have ended their interest in signing him.
Gallagher has previously played in the Championship with another club, scoring six goals for Birmingham during the 2017/2018 season, in a successful spell with the Blues.
It remains to be seen as to how much any potential deal could be worth, but The Sun on Sunday (7/7, page 61) have reported that Wigan have bid £5m for the Southampton striker.
But this bid seemingly hasn’t matched Southampton’s valuation of their forward, which has given Blackburn a strong advantage in the race to sign him.
This is a promising update for Blackburn if they are to push for a deal to sign Gallagher.
He’s a player that has a point to prove in the Championship, and I feel as though he would be able to do that with Tony Mowbray’s side.
Rovers need better options in attack next season, and if they had Gallagher playing ahead of Bradley Dack, then they’d be a real threat going forward.