Ben Brereton: Blackburn Rovers sign England youth player from Nottingham Forest

Ben Brereton playing for England U19s
Ben Brereton has represented England at U19 level, winning the Uefa European U19s Championship in 2017

Blackburn Rovers have signed striker Ben Brereton from fellow Championship club Nottingham Forest on an initial loan deal.

The 19-year-old could make his switch to Ewood Park permanent in January for a fee worth up to £7m.

Brereton came through Forest's academy and scored nine goals in 57 appearances for the club after making his first team debut in January 2017.

The England Under-19 international has not featured so far this season.

"The price, for me, is really irrelevant. I'm just trying to add the right quality to our team that is going to help us be more exciting and more offensive," Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I'm very conscious of not over-playing him. He's a young guy with lots of attributes.

"The money has always been there. There are three of four deals for similar amounts of money that did not quite come off for us. The owners are trying to take the club in the right direction in a sensible manner."

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