By Saikat Mandal

20th Dec, 2021 | 1:30pm

Leeds Super Fans react to transfer update on Ben Brereton

This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our Leeds Insider Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road…

Alan Nixon of The Sun has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Leeds United would have to offer a crazy sum to sign Blackburn forward Ben Brereton Diaz in January.

There’s a sell-on clause in Brereton Diaz’s contract at Ewood Park that would see Nottingham Forest getting a percentage of the transfer fee should he leave Blackburn.

Last month, Alex Crook and Jim White reported on talkSPORT that Leeds are interested in signing the 22-year-old Chile forward in January.

We asked our esteemed panel of MOT Super Fans this week whether they would love to see Brereton arriving at Elland Road, and many feel that he would be too expensive.

Here’s what they had to say:

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Not happening

Leeds are unlikely to sign Brereton in the January transfer window.

While the Whites do need to sign a back-up striker, it seems unlikely that they will spend big money to land someone, especially when Joe Gelhardt is progressing well.

The club need to sign a central midfielder, and that is where Leeds should devote all their efforts into.

In an ideal scenario, Brereton would have been a brilliant signing.

He is scoring goals for fun. He has already racked up 19 goals this season in the Championship, and Blackburn’s chances of securing promotion this season largely depend on him.

It’s highly unlikely they will sell him mid-way as it would disrupt their season completely. The long-term gain could be huge here.

The striker could be tempted to move to the Premier League, but he will probably not be happy to play as back-up for Patrick Bamford, especially when he is firing for Blackburn at the moment.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action