A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers are interested in signing veteran Blackburn Rovers striker Danny Graham, Australian website The World Game have reported.
Graham initially joined Blackburn on loan from Sunderland in January 2016, before his making his move permanent the following summer.
Since then, the striker has made a total of 159 appearances in competitions for Rovers, scoring 54 goals, and was named the club’s Player of the Year last season.
The 34-year-old’s contract at Ewood Park is set to expire at the end of the current season, meaning he could leave the club for free next summer, if he does not sign a new deal with Blackburn before then.
It is thought that Western Sydney Wanderers, who are managed by former Blackburn loanee Markus Babbel, could try to take advantage of that, as they look to add a proven goalscoring presence to their attacking options.
So far this season, Graham has made just two Championship starts for Blackburn this season, with his one goal coming from the penalty spot in his side’s 1-0 win over his former club Middlesbrough.
This should be a concern for Blackburn.
While he may not be quite as regular a feature for Rovers this season as he has been previously, I still think it is worth keeping him at the club.
Graham has shown in the past season or so that he is still capable of competing at Championship level, meaning he is still someone they will want to call upon on a regular basis going forward.
The striker is also a hugely popular figure in both the dressing room and the stands at Ewood Park, so I don’t think Blackburn will want to lose his presence anytime soon, especially considering the recent departure of a similar figure in the form of club captain Charlie Mulgrew, following his loan to Wigan Athletic.