Sammie Szmodics has signed for Blackburn Rovers from Peterborough United on a three-year deal with an optional extra year, for an undisclosed fee.
Blackburn announced: “Rovers are delighted to announce their second signing of the day, with the permanent arrival of Peterborough United’s Sammie Szmodics for an undisclosed fee.
“The attacking midfielder, who follows hot on the heels of the loan signing of Liverpool starlet Tyler Morton, has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal until June 2025, with the option of an extra 12 months.
“The 26-year-old, who received a Republic of Ireland call-up in May 2021, will link up with his new Rovers team-mates for the first time at Brockhall tomorrow.”
Rovers’ Director of Football, Gregg Broughton, said: “We identified that we needed to add both athleticism and another goal threat to the squad, and Sammie gives us both of these qualities.
“When he was played centrally for the final 10 Championship games of last season, we saw Sammie recreate his form from League One, with four goals and an assist, along with both the creative and physical metrics of an attacking midfielder who will add a different dimension to our group.
“As importantly, we know what Sammie will bring as a character and how easily he will fit into the great team spirit and mentality of our players.”