Blackburn Rovers trio attracting late interest, striker move could be sanctioned

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, teenage Blackburn Rovers players Harry Leonard, Zak Gilsenan, and Jake Batty may depart Ewood Park today.

After a difficult January transfer window, Blackburn Rovers may yet face further turbulence at Ewood Park. The Duncan McGuire deal fell through late last night, and Adam Wharton’s £22 million move to Crystal Palace appears certain.

Three players are reportedly considering leaving before tonight’s 11 p.m. deadline.

The Lancashire Telegraph claims that academy grads Jake Batty, Zak Gilsenan, and Harry Leonard may all leave. Jon Dahl Tomasson’s first team has included striker Leonard on occasion, but if a new player is brought in at the top, Leonard may be allowed to leave.

Meanwhile, Gilsenan and Batty might relocate to play football for the first team. Both have drawn attention in the Championship club’s development system, but as they haven’t yet been given senior opportunities, they might benefit from playing time elsewhere.

Perfect for everyone?
Three of the more promising youth prospects for Blackburn Rovers include Leonard, Gilsenan, and Batty. Having played in 26 senior games, 20-year-old Leonard has the most experience of any of them, having scored four goals and provided two assists.

Left-back Batty, who is only eighteen, has only made two appearances for his senior team. Although he has occasionally been substituted in the Championship, his impressive performance for the U21s makes it interesting to watch how he does in senior games.

Meanwhile, with Tomasson’s side, Gilsenan has had the opportunity to showcase his skills. In fact, in his three EFL Cup appearances this season, the former Liverpool and Barcelona academy star has two goals and an assist to his record.

If none of the three are going to get opportunities the rest of the season, they might all profit from loans away; nevertheless, if exits are approved, only time will tell where they finish up.

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