Harry Chapman is set to leave Blackburn Rovers this summer as a decision is made on his future, according to the Daily Mail.
The 23-year-old winger has been facing an uncertain future at the club with his contract at Ewood Park due to expire at the end of the season.
Injuries and a lack of form have stopped Chapman from making a significant impact with the Lancashire club since he made the move to the club back in 2019.
Since then he’s been limited to just 32 appearances for the club, with just five of those coming in the starting XI.
Ahead of this year’s January transfer window the Middlesbrough academy prospect was sent out on loan to League One side Shrewsbury Town where he has enjoyed a wonderful time having scored six goals in 15 league appearances for the club.
With Blackburn Rovers holding an option to extend his deal it seemed that they may have a decision to make over his future, but it now appears that Chapman will be seeking a new challenge this summer.
The news will come as something of a surprise with Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray hinting just last week that the player could be handed a lifeline during pre-season.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, Mowbray said: ‘Harry will come back here pre-season undoubtedly.
“We have an option here on Harry and that will be triggered. Then we’ll see how he looks through pre-season, see what he’s doing and see how close we feel he is to impacting our starting XI and our team and we’ll make a call with it.
“I’ll sit down and talk to him. He’ll play some pre-season games and hopefully, he becomes a big asset.”
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This is a bit of a surprise, to be honest.
While Harry Chapman hasn’t exactly set the world alight with Blackburn Rovers, it seemed that his loan spell with Shrewsbury Town could have seen him come back as a new man.
At the very least Blackburn could have cashed in but now it seems that they’re going to lose a significant talent for nothing.