Blackburn Rovers’ pursuit of Wigan Athletic centre-back Cedric Kipre is faltering, with the valuation of the defender a stumbling block.
Tony Mowbray is seemingly looking to add the defender to his squad at Ewood Park on the back of Wigan’s relegation into League One.
Of course, the performance on Wigan on the pitch didn’t match up to their relegation, which came on the back of administration and a 12-point deduction.
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As per Lancashire Live, Wigan are valuing the centre-back at £1.5m, which is a valuation that Blackburn are unwilling to meet at this moment in time.
Other sales have come at Wigan this summer, with Joe Williams and Kieffer Moore amongst those to leave the DW Stadium in cut-price deals.
However, Wigan don’t plan on allowing Kipre to depart on the cheap.
The 23-year-old was a colossus for Paul Cook’s side last season in the Championship, making 36 appearances in the league and scoring two goals.
His performances in the defence were very strong on the whole, with the Frenchman even attracting the interest of Premier League sides.
Kipre did very well for Wigan last season and it’s little surprise there’s interest in him from the Championship.
£1.5m feels a fair price for the centre-back, so it’s difficult to understand why Blackburn are stalling over the fee.
Maybe Rovers are holding out for a cut-price deal of their own, but if Mowbray truly wants the centre-back, they should go out and get him at £1.5m.
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