- 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
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The 19-year-old will travel to London on Tuesday for a medical ahead of a move that will be a record sale for the Championship club.
Mail Sport understands that the England U20 international will put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at Selhurst Park, with Palace also snapping up Daniel Munoz from Genk for £8.5m on Tuesday morning.
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
Roy Hodgson’s side had an £18.5m offer for the midfielder rejected earlier in January
Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson has previously lauded the 19-year-old claiming ‘he can do things that nobody sees before’
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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.
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.