Blackburn Rovers defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis has suggested that he could be open to making another loan move from Manchester City to Ewood Park this summer.
Harwood-Bellis arrived at Blackburn on loan in the winter window and he has been an impressive performer for Tony Mowbray’s side and slotted well into their back four. So far, the defender has managed to make 18 Championship appearances and his quality in and out of possession has been clear to see throughout his time with Rovers.
It has been reported by The Sun that Brentford could potentially be interested in making a move to sign Harwood-Bellis in the summer transfer window following his impact at Blackburn. The defender is therefore facing an uncertain future in the summer, with Manchester City unlikely to be set to hand him much game time when he returns.
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Speaking to the media over his potential future in the summer, Harwood-Bellis revealed that he will be wanting to move away on another loan move to get more first-team football. He also suggested that if all parties feel it is the right move then he would be happy to return to Blackburn
He said: “I’ve played this many games now I can’t just go back and train now, that’s not what I want.
“My ultimate goal is to play for Man City but if I can’t play the amount of games I want then I’m open to going out and playing games, of course.
“We’ll have to see what happens really. We’ll have to see what’s happening at the end of the season and see if it’s the right move for me again, the right move for City and the right move for Blackburn.
“If all of those three are put together and then we will see what happens.”
This is encouraging news for Blackburn with their finances looking set to be tight heading into the summer transfer window and therefore loan deals might be a good option for them to pursue. Harwood-Bellis already knows how they like to play under Mowbray and could therefore slot back in to the squad smoothly and without needing time to adapt.
Harwood-Bellis is someone that will attract suitors from elsewhere and Blackburn might need to work hard to convince him and Manchester City that Ewood Park is the best place for his development next term. However, the fact he seems open to that move is a major plus and suggests they can get this one done if they want to in the summer.
Rovers will certainly need to add to their defence and Harwood-Bellis is one of the best options out there for them to consider. Mowbray would surely be keen to try and arrange another temporary deal for the defender and he could enjoy a promising campaign if he does return to Blackburn.