Report: Everton and Liverpool interested in signing John Buckley

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  Jurgen Klopp Manager of Liverpool with Marco Silva Manager of Everton during  the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield...

Blackburn Rovers' John Buckley is reportedly a target for three Premier League clubs - Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) John Buckley of Blackburn Rovers in action during the Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers U18 Premier League game at The Kirkby Academy on March 18, 2017 in...

Everton and Liverpool are both interested in signing the exciting Blackburn Rovers midfielder John Buckley, according to TEAMtalk.

A versatile player who can feature in a variety of positions, Buckley is arguably the brightest young talent at Ewood Park right now.


He has been a regular for the club’s U23 side this season and is now on the verge of Tony Mowbray’s first-team, although he is yet to make his senior debut for the 1995 Premier League champions.

But, with just 12 months left on his current deal at Ewood Park, TEAMtalk claims that Blackburn are desperate to tie Buckley down to a new contract amid interest from North West rivals Liverpool and Everton.

Shayon Harrison of Tottenham Hotspur challenges John Buckley of Blackburn Rovers during the Premier League 2 match between Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur at the County Ground on...

Manchester United, who caused a stir in Lancashire when they snapped up a teenage Phil Jones in 2011, have also been keeping an eye on a player who has been at Blackburn since he was just six.

If Buckley was interested in a move to the top flight, however, Everton or Liverpool could be the perfect environment for a talented young player looking to get his career of the ground.

Charlie Gilmour of Arsenal takes on John Buckley of Blackburn during the match between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at Meadow Park on December 17, 2018 in Borehamwood, England.

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