Blackburn Rovers are interested in signing out-of-contract midfielder, Glenn Whelan according to a report from Football Insider.
Whelan is a free agent after his contract with Aston Villa came to an end earlier this year, and Blackburn boss, Tony Mowbray has reportedly made him one of his top transfer targets this summer.
The experienced Irishman made 38 appearances for Villa last season, but with the Villans winning promotion, his departure was always likely.
He certainly played his part in Villa’s promotion as well, and will feel as though he’s still up to the required standard in the Championship next season.
With competition for places in the Aston Villa midfield fierce throughout the majority of their promotion-winning league campaign, Whelan was evidently highly-rated by Dean Smith, and he’ll feel as though he has unfinished business in the Championship.
Blackburn could be the ideal destination for Whelan as well, with the midfielder being capable of playing regularly for Mowbray’s side.
They finished 15th in the Championship last season, and will be keen to build on some impressive performances in their league campaign.
This would be a smart move.
Whelan has a cosiderable amount of experience of playing at a high level, and his experience and leadership qualities would make him a really good signing for Blackburn.
He doesn’t have on his side though, which will be a concern if they are to sign him at relatively high wages.
But he could certainly be capable of playing regularly for Blackburn heading into next season if he was to sign up with Mowbray’s side.