Thomas Kaminski’s future has come under the microscope ever since Aynsley Pears kept his place in the side despite the Belgian’s return from injury and later signed a new long-term contract.

It came into the spotlight further when linked with Luton Town over the weekend.

Kaminski kept his place in the national team, called up for their June double-header as one of four goalkeepers, but was the odd one out when sitting in the stands for the weekend’s draw with Austria.

Arnaud Bodart, of Standard Liege, replaced the injured Koen Casteels, at which point Kaminski would have been expected to be elevated to third choice behind Thibaut Courtois and Matz Sels.

Yet his lack of game-time since the turn of the year would have been firmly in the mind of Kaminski when he was the one to miss out on the 23-man matchday squad.

Kaminski credited his move to England in 2020 from KAA Gent as being helpful in his return to the national team fold.

Despite not yet making his debut, Kaminski has more often than not been named in the Red Devils’ squad, including a late call-up to Euro 2020 and being placed on standby for the World Cup.

Those deserved selections have come on the back of consistent displays for Rovers, keeping 33 clean sheets in his 118 appearances over the course of the last three years.

Yet with his two years left on his Ewood Park deal, his future is now uncertain, and how long he would command a place in the national team squad without playing will be in his thinking.

While Rovers will want an upgrade on the £450,000 they paid KAA Gent to sign Kaminski in 2020, reports that the club have a valuation of £6m have been played down as significantly wide of the mark.

Despite links that newly-promoted Luton Town are keen on taking Kaminski to Kenilworth Road, a move back to his native Belgium has been suggested as a potentially preferred option following the birth of his second child in April.

Anderlecht are facing a goalkeeping restructure this summer, with Bart Verbruggen linked with a big money move to either Brighton & Hove Albion or Burnley, while Hendrik Van Crombrugge almost left in January for Nottingham Forest, and is seemingly keen on a move away.

That would present an opening, while Kaminski will be known to boss Brian Riemer from their respective time with FC Copenhagen.

Other goalkeeping vacancies could open up in the Belgian Pro League should Kaminski see a return as his preference.

Jon Dahl Tomasson has been keen not to get too involved in discussing his goalkeeping battle, other than outlining he feels he has two No.1 goalkeepers on his hand.

Director of football Gregg Broughton too stated that having such competition for the No.1 shirt was healthy, but Kaminski is unlikely to be keen on competing for a spot that had been his own for so long.

Pears will have likely sought some level of assurance upon signing his new deal, with the 25-year-old having enjoyed some turnaround in fortunes having previously looked set to leave the club on loan in January, ahead of what could have been a permanent exit this summer.

He has impressed between the sticks upon getting his chance, and his ability to build from the back with the ball at his feet is likely to have been behind him edging out Kaminski, despite the Belgian having been in fine form in the first half of the season before his injury struck.

Any exit for Kaminski would open up a vacancy at Ewood, one they did look to fill temporarily with the short-term signing of Nikita Haikin in January, only for that to fall through following Pears’ failed Portsmouth move.