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Blackburn closing deal for Southport striker Zac Aley

Blackburn Rovers are wrapping up a deal for Southport striker Zac Aley.

The 18-year-old has been the subject of lengthy talks between Southport and the Rovers for the past few weeks.

Southport Boss Liam Watson said: "As far as I am concerned, Zak is now a Blackburn Rovers player.

"The deal has been concluded between the two clubs and it is great for him.

"He deserves everything he gets, he is a nice kid and Haydn Preece and Allan Smart (head of youth development) deserve a lot of credit - as do the club. Not many clubs would have been willing to put a 17-year-old on contract.

"There will be a fee up front which is undisclosed as well as a load of add-ons which, if he becomes an established Blackburn Rovers player, will mean Southport really reap the benefits of this deal."

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