Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski has been the subject of transfer interest this summer from a host of clubs in Europe.
Kaminski only arrived at Ewood Park last summer but the keeper has swiftly established himself as one of Blackburn’s most influential performers under Mowbray.
The 28-year-old managed to record ten clean sheets for Rovers in the Championship last term and he has started the new campaign in promising form once again.
That form has seen Kaminski manage to force his way into the Belgium national team squad and that is no small achievement considering the amount of talent that they have available to them.
Having already lost Adam Armstrong from their squad this summer, Rovers will not be wanting to see their number one goalkeeper head for the exit door as well at this stage in the transfer window.
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Speaking to Lancashire Live, Mowbray revealed that Kaminski has been generating a lot of transfer interest from clubs in Europe. However, he insisted that Rovers are not going to be selling him and that the sale of Armstrong means they are in a financial position to keep the 28-year-old.
He said: “Across Europe. It’s quite interesting the amount of interest he’s created. But as I’ve said we have no interest in selling at this moment, we have already sold a player which helps the owners.
“Hopefully Thomas continues to do well for the club and it’s an area that feels pretty safe at the moment. There are still areas where I think he can improve and he accepts that and he works hard on them everyday.”
Given the level of performances that Kaminski has been producing at Blackburn, it will not comes a shock to see the keeper has attracted the attention of numerous clubs abroad.
However, the Belgium international is someone that Rovers can not afford to lose from their squad. Having spent a lot of time searching for the right long-term replacement for David Raya, Mowbray will not be wanting to lose Kaminski so soon into his Blackburn career.
The 28-year-old knows that Blackburn are giving hin the platform to build his reputation and that he is able to force his way into his national team’s squad even though he is operating in the Championship. Therefore, there is no need for him to try and force through a move to make the 2022 World Cup squad.
That gives Blackburn a major advantage in keeping hold of the keeper for the next few windows. Mowbray is right to insist that he is not for sale and the owners must back that if any offers do come in for him.