Blackburn Rovers are already planning a move to sign winger Curtis Jones on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window, a report from The Sun has claimed.
The 19-year-old has made seven senior appearances in all competitions for the Premier League leaders since being handed his debut in January 2019, catching the eye with a string of impressive performances, and scoring twice in games against local rivals Everton and Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup this season.
That is something that appears to have caught the attention of Rovers, with the latest reports claiming that Blackburn will look to secure the services of the teenager on a temporary basis when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Tony Mowbray’s side are currently tenth in the Championship standings, six points adrift of the play-off places, following their 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.
The Lancashire club were the only side in the Championship who failed to make a single signing in the January transfer window, which is only likely to enhance the need and expectation for them to strengthen their squad in the summer.
This could be some signing for Blackburn.
Jones has looked very impressive in what first-team action he has been given for Liverpool, suggesting he could make an impact for Rovers in the Championship next season.
Indeed, following such a poor month in the transfer market in January, completing a deal such as this would likely go some way to boosting the confidence in those behind the scenes at the club with regards to completing player signings, particularly with other clubs said to be interested in Jones.
This could also be a move that is appealing to Jones himself, since it looks as though it will give him the opportunity to play regular football at a high level – with Rovers holding those play-off aspirations – setting him up nicely for a return to Anfield the following summer.