Leeds United are part of the Premier League vultures circling as they try to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper reported in its print edition [15 August, Verdict pg. 15] that the Lancashire club are desperate to keep hold of the Chile international after he shined again in the win over West Brom.
It is shared that Leeds, as well as Wolves and Bournemouth, are all interested in making a move before the window slams shut in nearly two weeks’ time.
Writing in their latest edition of the Verdict, the Daily Mail shared the latest news on the South American with the window quickly coming to an end this month.
“Ben Brereton Diaz again showed why the Premier League vultures are circling Ewood Park as his classy showing helped Blackburn Rovers top the Championship,” they wrote.
“Blackburn are desperate to keep hold of 23-year-old Brereton Diaz but Leeds, Bournemouth and Wolves have all expressed interest in the playmaker.”
Get it done.
This would be a very smart move.
Brereton-Diaz could have been available for nothing this summer, but Blackburn triggered a one-year extension on his deal at Ewood Park.
That now means that he is in the final year and the price has dropped dramatically and could be available for a bargain price before the end of the month.
After breaking through at international level for Chile and shining on the biggest stages, there is no doubt he is ready for the Premier League, and Elland Road would be the perfect place for him.
Shining and scoring against West Brom in the Championship is all well and good, but surely he desperately wants that chance to come up against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.
With Bournemouth and Wolves also circling, Leeds may need to move very quickly to get this one over the line though, although it is certainly one to watch as the days drag on this month.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has finally responded as transfer talk surrounding Ismaila Sarr goes into overdrive this week