Adam Wharton seals long-term deal with Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers are celebrating the commitment of homegrown talent Adam Wharton, who has signed a new five-year contract, securing his stay at Ewood Park until June 2028.
The 19-year-old midfielder, a Rovers enthusiast since age six, is set to continue his impressive trajectory with the club.
The announcement comes on the heels of Blackburn Rovers securing contract extensions with other key players, including top scorer Sammie Szmodics and full-back Harry Pickering, both of whom have delivered standout performances this season.
Wharton has emerged as one of the Championship's most promising young talents, having made his mark with a debut goal in a 2-1 victory over Birmingham City and contributing to Rovers' near-playoff finish last season.
This term, he has firmly established himself in the starting lineup, already making 16 appearances.
His performances at club level have not gone unnoticed, as Wharton has also achieved international success, recently aiding England's Under-20s to a win over Germany.
Gregg Broughton, Rovers’ Director of Football, praised Wharton’s development and potential.
“Jon has talked of Adam’s ‘Champions League quality’ in possession and we believe Adam is the English player with the highest potential outside the Premier League," Broughton stated.
“Can we put on record our thanks for the continued support provided by Adam’s family and his representatives, who understand that potential can only be fulfilled with opportunity.
“In addition, these moments shouldn’t pass without recognising the huge amount of brilliant work put in by our Academy staff, past and present, to provide the pathway and development for Adam since he joined the club at the age of six.”