By Wayne Veysey

21st Jun, 2019 | 12:41pm

Sources: Blackburn plot swoop to sign Scottish ace wanted by Newcastle, Hibs also keen


Blackburn Rovers are trying to beat Newcastle United to the signing of Norwich City goalkeeper Jon McCracken on a summer free, Football Insider understands.

Football Insider revealed earlier this week that the Premier League club have set their sights on the Scottish starlet as they look to strengthen their keeping ranks this window.

A Rovers source has told Football Insider they are also closely tracking the 19-year-old, who has been capped by Scotland at youth international level.

Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian are also keeping tabs on the teenager, who was part of the matchday squad travelling home and away with Daniel Farke’s side last season but has yet to make his senior bow.

HIs performances for Norwich in Premier League 2 have brought him to the attention of clubs north and south of the border as the possibility increases he will leave this summer.

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McCracken joined the newly-promoted east Anglia side from Hamilton in 2016 and he is now ready to move this window in search of regular football.

The source added that Norwich are open to letting McCracken leave on a free transfer as the likelihood grows that he will switch this summer.

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