Blackburn Rovers have seen a bid for 18-year-old-goalkeeper Tomasz Wozniak, Goal.com reporter Nizaar Kinsella has claimed.
Wozniak has yet to feature for Genoa’s senior side during his time at the club, instead making several appearances for the Serie A outfit’s Under 18s side this season.
It now appears as though Blackburn have taken an interest in the possibility of adding the Pole to their goalkeeping ranks, although their first attempt to do so has now been rejected.
Hearing Genoa rejected an offer from Blackburn Rovers for Polish U18s keeper Tomasz Wozniak. #BRFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) January 23, 2020
The January transfer window has been a quiet one for Blackburn so far, with Tony Mowbray’s side yet to make a signing this month, while the only departure from the club has seen left-back Sam Hart join League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season.
Rovers’ goalkeeping options currently include Jayson Leutwiler, Andy Fisher, Joe Hilton and this season’s first choice Christian Walton – who is on loan from Brighton until the end of the season.
It was reported earlier in this window that Blackburn are also interested in a move for current Sunderland number one Jon McLaughlin, either this month or in the summer, when the 32-year-old’s contract at the Stadium of Light is set to expire.
This is an interesting one.
With Walton only on loan, Leutwiler yet to prove himself and Fisher and Hilton both inexperienced, there can be no doubt they need to sign a goalkeeper in the coming months.
At 18-years-old, Wozniak doesn’t look like he is ready to be the one to step into that role as first choice between the posts, although he could still be one for the future.
It will therefore be intriguing to see whether or not Blackburn do make a second attempt to sign the teenager, as an indicator as to how highly they view his potential.