Crystal Palace agree £22.5m fee for Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton with the 19-year-old set for a medical on Wednesday ahead of a record sale for the Championship side

31 January 2024 0 By Total Football News
  • Blackburn Rovers rejected an initial £18.5m bid for Adam Wharton on Thursday
  • He signed a new deal with club in December to the end of the 2027-28 season
  • I feel for Erik ten Hag. He can’t get control. We all know how this ends up… It’s All Kicking Off 

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Adam Wharton will undergo a medical this morning ahead of completing his £22.5million move to Crystal Palace.

The clubs agreed on an £18.5m fee with a further £4m in add-ons for the England Under-20 international on Tuesday morning and the 19-year old has travelled to London to complete proceedings before signing a five and half year deal. 

Palace presented an improved bid after having an £18.5m offer rejected last week. 

Blackburn also want to keep Wharton on loan but the 19-year-old is willing to leave now.

Wharton, who has been at the club since the age of six, signed a deal in December which will keep him at Blackburn until the end of the 2027-28 season. 

Crystal Palace have agreed an improved £22million bid for Blackburn Rovers' star Adam Wharton

Crystal Palace have agreed an improved £22million bid for Blackburn Rovers’ star Adam Wharton 

Roy Hodgson's side had an £18.5m offer for the midfielder rejected earlier in January

Roy Hodgson’s side had an £18.5m offer for the midfielder rejected earlier in January

Having made his senior debut back in August 2022, Wharton has gone on to make 51 senior appearances for the club, featuring in all but two of their Championship matches this season, returning two goals and three assists. 

Wharton has also attracted the attention of several other Premier League clubs, including Everton, Newcastle and Tottenham

Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson has previously lumped praise on the midfielder, stating: ‘He can do things that nobody sees before. He can play under pressure, one touch, and has great vision.’

The Blackburn academy graduate, who made his debut for England’s U20 side in November against Italy, has also been described as the next best English prospect outside of the top flight by Blackburn’s director of football Gregg Broughton.

Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson has previously lauded the 19-year-old claiming 'he can do things that nobody sees before'

Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson has previously lauded the 19-year-old claiming ‘he can do things that nobody sees before’

Daniel Munoz has been confirmed as a Crystal Palace player signing a deal at the club until 2027

Daniel Munoz has been confirmed as a Crystal Palace player signing a deal at the club until 2027

News of the deal for Wharton comes after Palace announced the arrival of their new right back, Daniel Munoz, from Belgian side Genk. 

While an initial deal was thought to cost the club around £10million, he is believed to have joined Roy Hodgson‘s side for just £8.5m.

The 27-year-old, who went on strike to force through the move, has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Selhurst Park, with an option for a further 12 months.