Blackburn Rovers are now ‘unlikely’ to sign talented left-back Harry Pickering from Crewe Alexandra.
— Rich Sharpe (@richsharpe89) January 12, 2021
It had been reported last night that the two clubs were in talks over a deal for the 22-year-old, and it seemed as though an agreement was set to be reached.
However, the Lancashire Telegraph have confirmed this morning that any prospective deal is off, with the finances getting too much for Rovers.
They state how Barry Douglas will be staying at Ewood Park for the rest of the season now, which means they are picking up his salary, with Amari’i Bell another left-back at the club until the summer.
Did Blackburn Rovers sign each of these 14 players for more or less than £1 million?
Given Pickering’s ability, it’s fair to say that many Blackburn fans were gutted by this news, as they had hoped the youngster would join and become a key player for the years to come.
But, it’s not to be, and here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
Same old rovers, build you up to let you down.
— Dom. (@Dom_Duxbury) January 12, 2021
Rovers have done well playing brinkmanship before when deals have gone and then gone through. We only have so much money
— Brian Kenny (@brianken74) January 12, 2021
Well, it was fun while it lasted…
— Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin_93) January 12, 2021
Should be going back in sharpish today and sort out sell on fee and get this done
— Ewood Loyal (@EwoodLoyal) January 12, 2021
Disappointing would be an understatement if this falls through, much better prospect than Bell & Douglas IMO 🙈
— Gary Barrett (@aidenwb02) January 12, 2021
Who would have gueesed.
— LScotty2706 (@LScotty2706) January 12, 2021
Shocking from rovers wasted money else where and now can’t even sort a league one player out with a price of £600k.
— David Allen (@Daveallen083) January 12, 2021