Blackburn Rovers will be trying to get Manchester United player Michael Keane on a loan deal according to manager Gary Bowyer. After only narrowly missing out on a play-off place last season, the club will be looking to get back into the Premier league. The parachute payments will now be produced for the next two years after they have failed to get back in the first two instances. This year could be very crucial for the club, as they will find it difficult to get back into the top division without the help from the parachute payments.
Since they only narrowly missed out on a play-off place, Blackburn are expected to strengthen in only key areas of the pitch. Keane is one of targets for the club, as Bowyer looks to strengthen the attack. The 21-year-old was at the club on a temporary spell last season. After impressing heavily during this period, it now looks like Blackburn will be back in for him in the summer. Unlike short-term loans spell last season, Bowyer says that he wants to take the player on a loan deal till the end of the season.
They are now waiting for the transfer window to open on July 1 to conduct negotiations with United.
“The lad is Premier League for me – he’s got that quality. He’s a Manchester United player and they’ve got a new manager. We continue to monitor it but I fully expect Michael to be in and around Manchester United’s first team, especially over pre-season, so that they can have a good look at him,” said the manager. It looks highly unlikely that Blackburn will be providing a manager with huge transfer funds. Despite this, Bowyer will be able to strengthen the team using the loan system like many other Championship clubs.