DON’T EXPECT GIFTS – BOWYER
BLACKBURN Rovers remain under a transfer embargo but boss Gary Bowyer insists there will be no fire sale at Ewood Park this summer.
With the embargo – put in place for failing to comply with the new Financial Fair Play rules – unlikely to be lifted at the end of the season, Bowyer will only be able to make loan signings and bring in free transfers.
But with the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede drawing admiring glances from the Premier League, Rovers could get back in the black by cashing in.
But for Bowyer, and owners Venky’s, that would be a short-sighted view.
“As with all the clubs in this league and most in the Premier, if you’ve got good players the top boys are always going to come in for them. That can always come whether you’re under an embargo or not,” he said.
“And I think some of our players this year have been outstanding performers individually and are bound to generate interest.
“But we’ll just have to see where we are in the summer should somebody bid.
“The owners have stressed before that unless their asking price is met, they’re not going to sell anybody on the cheap.”
VALUABLE: Jordan Rhodes