Date: 20th August 2018 at 5:30pm
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The Sun journalist Alan Nixon is reporting that Blackburn Rovers have offered to pay £8m for Ben Brereton.

The 19-year-old hasn’t even made it on to the bench this season, but he is a very promising young player. Rovers, however, are keen to take him off our hands with an initial loan ahead of a permanent switch in January.

Fans on Twitter mostly want Brereton to stay:

Others think we should sell up:

£8m is a tempting amount for a player who is currently third in the pecking order. However, things could change very quickly this campaign. Lewis Grabban hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts, and with his only other competition coming from Daryl Murphy, Brereton could still re-establish himself in the first team.

Much will depend on Aitor Karanka. The manager rates the striker, but clearly not enough to start the 19-year-old. There is a feeling that we could regret letting the player leave if he does realise his potential, and I would probably favour keeping him.

 

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