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Adam Wharton signs new contract at Blackburn Rovers

Adam Wharton signs contract

Blackburn Rovers rising star Adam Wharton has today signed a new five-year contract at the club that will keep him at Ewood park until 2027.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been at the club since the age of six and becomes the second Rovers graduate to sign a long-term contract after John Buckley penned a five-year deal earlier in the month.
Wharton established himself in the under 23’s last season and caught the eye of new Blackburn head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson after enjoying a successful preseason in the first team frame.
The talented teenager has remained in the first team and made his debut in the Carabao Cup first round in a 4-0 win against Hartlepool United with his brother Scott at Ewood Park.
The rising star continued to impress in the second round of the Carabao Cup against Bradford, but most notably was his outstanding performance on Wharton’s full Championship debut in a 1-0 victory against Blackpool, in which he was awarded the Sky Sports player of the match.

“I’m over the moon, I’ve been here for a long time, so to get a deal to secure myself at the club for a number of years is a great feeling.

It was a straightforward decision for me. I think it’s the perfect place for me to continue my development and hopefully, I can continue to get better.”

Adam Wharton

Rovers’ Director of Football, Gregg Broughton, said “We are very pleased to announce another of our Academy graduates making a long-term commitment to the club.
Adam has worked incredibly hard since returning for pre-season in June and has continued to show significant improvements in the game.
He thoroughly deserves this new contract, and we look forward to watching his continued development with us.”

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