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Sell or keep? The Blackburn Rovers players that could be in the shop window this summer as transfer season beckons



Blackburn Rovers will be hoping to secure a play-off place in the remaining two Championship games this season.

However, the team should already be planning for life in the second division again next term in the even they don’t earn promotion.

Tony Mowbray’s side will need to overcome a three-point deficit to Sheffield United in the next two games to have any chance of a Premier League berth for next season.

Here, we take a look at the players who the club should sell and keep as the summer transfer window looms…


Ben Brereton Diaz

The Chilean international was linked with a big money move away from Rovers in the January transfer window, but remained at Ewood Park.

The forward has been a revelation this season, bagging 20 league goals for the side.

As recently as last week, it was reported that Sevilla are interested in competing for Brereton Diaz’s signature this summer. 

With a valuation of £20 million, that is a difficult fee for the club to turn down and it could be what’s needed to reinvest in the squad elsewhere.


Ryan Nyambe

The full-back’s contract is set to expire in the summer, but Blackburn should do what they can to keep the Namibian international at Ewood Park.

The 24-year old has played a big role in the side this season, appearing in 31 Championship games.

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Nyambe has grown in importance in the last few seasons and he fits nicely into Mowbray’s system and style of play.

Finding a replacement could prove more hassle than it is worth, given Nyambe has already shown he is more than capable of competing for a top level club in the second division.

Darragh Lenihan

The Irishman is another player whose contract is set to expire this June, but he has proven to be a very important player for the side this season.

Lenihan has played 40 of Blackburn’s league games this campaign and is one of the team’s most crucial players.

The 28-year old still has plenty to give to the side and is a dressing room leader in the squad.

Replacing the centre-back could prove tricky, so retaining his services would be a much cheaper and safer option for the club.

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