Blackburn Rovers are unlikely to make a move for Karlsruher forward Philipp Hoffmann this summer, with Tony Mowbray’s side focusing on strengthening other areas ahead of adding another forward, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
Rovers have been linked with a potential move for Hofmann this summer, with the former Brentford striker having enjoyed an impressive campaign in the German second division last season registering 17 goals for Karlsruher – and that could have made him an ideal target for a side looking to add to their firepower.
Blackburn have already lost both Danny Graham and Dominic Samuel since the season ended, but Mowbray’s side do still have the likes of Adam Armstrong, Sam Gallagher and Ben Brereton to call upon whilst Bradley Dack should also add to their attacking options on his return from injury.
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It is thought therefore that Blackburn are prioritising adding to their defensive options, with Rovers targeting two new goalkeeping additions following the departure of Christian Walton and also searching for players to come in and improve their options in the back four.
Given resources in this window are likely to be stretched it is not surprising that clubs like Blackburn will have to prioritise certain areas of the squad over others in what is a challenging market – and while it would be good for Rovers to add to their attacking options they are in need of other additions first.
Signing goalkeepers is perhaps the most pressing issue at the moment for Blackburn who are close to adding Gent’s Thomas Kaminski, but they will need to add another goalkeeper to their squad capable of competing with him for a starting place between the sticks.
Mowbray’s side could also do with adding to their defensive options also, which is why perhaps pursuing a move for Hofmann despite his form this season in Germany may prove to be too much of a stretch for their resources during this window.