Preston North End have agreed a few of £1.5 million for Doncaster Rovers midfielder Ben Whiteman according to Football Insider.
The 24-year-old has been a key member of Darren Moore’s side this season, as they currently sit fourth in the League One table after 18 matches in this year’s campaign.
He has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Donny this term, and has chipped in with eight goals and seven assists.
Whiteman’s impressive showings haven’t gone unnoticed though, with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers all being keen on a deal to sign the Doncaster Rovers midfielder.
Preston North End are currently sat 12th in the Championship table, and are clearly keen to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.
Alex Neil’s side have already been active during this month’s transfer window, with the likes of Jayson Molumby and Ched Evans already signing for the Lancashire-based club.
North End finished ninth in the second-tier standings last term, but have struggled for a consistent run of positive results in this year’s campaign, which will be frustrating for the Deepdale faithful.
Whiteman was left out of the Doncaster squad in their most recent game against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup, and it appears as though he has played his last game for the League One club.
Preston are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on Bristol City, in what is likely to be a closely-fought battle between the two promotion-chasing sides at Ashton Gate.
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This is an excellent bit of business.
Whiteman has really impressed me with Doncaster Rovers this season, and I think he’s more than capable of adjusting to the step up to the Championship with Preston.
Alex Neil’s side certainly needed additional depth in their squad, and they’ll be getting that with Whiteman, and I really wouldn’t be surprised if he was to force his way into their starting XI on a regular basis in the near future.
A good move for all parties involved.