Report: Blackburn Rovers expected to make a formal bid for Sam Gallagher

The Blackburn Rovers manager, Tony Mowbray looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Blackburn Rovers at The Valley on April 28, 2018 in London, England.

Tony Mowbray's Blackburn Rovers have been in talks with Southampton to sign Sam Gallagher since last week but a bid is expected to be made today.

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC pre-season training session at the Staplewood Campus on July 03, 2019 in Southampton, England.

According to a report from Sky Sports, Blackburn Rovers are expected to make a formal bid for Southampton's Sam Gallagher on Friday.

The 23-year-old forward has also attracted interest from Wigan Athletic but Tony Mowbray's side could well be the favourites thanks to Gallagher's loan spell at Ewood Park back in the 2016/17 season. The report reveals that the Saints will demand a fee of around £5 million for the young forward and a move away from St. Mary's looks likely. 

 

Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking to trim their wage bill as he looks forward to his first full season at the helm of Southampton. The Saints boss turned out to be a wonderful appointment as he helped his side stay up after a horror show under Mark Hughes earlier last season. 

Blackburn, on the other hand, finished 15th in the Championship last season and Mowbray will be looking to strengthen his front line to climb higher up next season. Gallagher would be a phenomenal addition to his squad and the Saints man along with Bradley Dack could form a brilliant attacking partnership next term. 

May 7th 2017, Griffin Park, Brentford, Middlesex, England; EFL Championship football Brentford versus Blackburn Rovers; Sam Gallagher of Blackburn Rovers brings the ball forward

Gallagher is no stranger to what is expected of him at Ewood Park as he spent his best ever campaign there three years ago. The now 23-year-old scored 11 times for Mowbray's side and if he can replicate the same kind of form next season, the Rovers could well finish in the top ten. 

£5 million for a homegrown player who is still only 23 is a worthy investment and Blackburn could really benefit from his goals in the coming years. Gallagher will have a brilliant opportunity to restart his career after a disappointing last two years and a move there in the coming days suits everyone involved. 

Sam Gallagher of Southampton looks dejected after Wolverhampton Wanderers' third goal during the Premier League 2 match between Wolverhampton Wanderers U23 and Southampton U23 at Molineux...

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