Blackburn Rovers are set to make an improved offer for Middlesbrough goalkeeper Aynsley Pears, according to the Northern Echo.
Rovers have recently had a £200,000 bid turned down for Pears, with the offer failing to meet Middlesbrough’s valuation of the goalkeeper.
Pears – who was handed his Boro debut by Jonathan Woodgate in a Carabao Cup fixture against Crewe last season – made 25 appearances in all competitions last term.
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The recent addition of Marcus Bettinelli has pushed him down the pecking order, though, and with only a year left on his contract, Boro look set to cash in rather than potentially lose him for nothing next summer.
After having an initial bid rejected for the goalkeeper, Blackburn are now set to return with an improved offer, but that isn’t likely to go any higher than £400,000.
Blackburn are in the market for another goalkeeper despite already bringing in Thomas Kaminski from Gent this summer.
Christian Walton returned to parent club Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of the season, whilst Jayson Leutwiler was also released upon the expiry of his contract.
This could be a move which suits both parties.
Blackburn need a new goalkeeper despite already bringing one in this summer, and Pears is someone who had a good season in the Championship last season with big potential.
Boro won’t want to lose him for free next summer, but it’s important that they do not price Blackburn out of a move which leads them to ending their interest.