Report: Blackburn waiting for Leighton Clarkson loan move


Report: Blackburn waiting for Leighton Clarkson loan move

Blackburn Rovers are said to be waiting to sign Liverpool youngster Leighton Clarkson on loan this summer.

The 19-year-old has played three competitive games for the first team. This includes a full 90 minutes in the Champions League group stage against Midtjylland last season.

Clarkson has also been impressive for the Reds in pre-season thus far.

However, he looks unlikely to feature heavily for the club in 2021/22.

So, a loan move makes sense. Championship side Blackburn are set to step in, according to Lancashire Live.

Rovers are likely to maximise the use of their five-loan quota, with Clarkson a key target.

They are also chasing Tommy Doyle of Manchester City.

It looks likely that Clarkson will be making the temporary switch to Ewood Park before the window closes.

Clarkson to Blackburn suits all parties

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A loan deal for Clarkson to Blackburn could not be more perfect.

The midfielder would benefit much more from playing senior football than he would stuck with the u23’s for another season.

Tony Mowbray’s side, meanwhile, are in bad need of some recruits, particularly in holding midfield.

We saw what a loan to Blackburn did for Harvey Elliott last season. It is clear that Liverpool trust Mowbray to look after their young players.

While Clarkson, who was even born in Blackburn, does not have the same potential as Elliott, he is clearly technically gifted.

Unfortunately, he is unlikely to become a regular at Liverpool.

Yet a good year in the Championship would set him up for a good career at a high level. It could also help the Reds make a tasty profit on him.

The deal truly would suit all parties, so we expect it to go through soon enough.

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