EXCLUSIVE: Blackburn beat Spurs, Liverpool, Man Utd to Lithuanian ace

Date published: Tuesday 17th July 2018 1:16 - Matthew Briggs

TEAMtalk can reveal that Blackburn Rovers have beaten Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool to one of the best young talents in Eastern Europe.

Lithuanian starlet Vilius Piliukaitis has agreed a move to Ewood Park after impressing in training for the Championship new boys.

The 17-year-old midfielder has spent time in England training with a number of clubs, including Spurs, who have tried to do a deal with Lithuania’s National Football Academy.

However, it is Rovers who have moved quickest to get the deal done after Piliukaitis impressed Tony Mowbray and his coaching staff.

Mowbray says he will have to play the waiting game as he looks to add to his squad.

“It’s difficult because the Premier League teams have just come back, because of the World Cup,” he told the club website.

“They’ve generally taken their young players with them, because their international players are not back yet or are still on holiday, so they need to make sure their squads are deep and strong enough to play games.

“So the players that probably will be available to go out on loan are not available at the moment, so we have to be patient and wait.”


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