By Pranav Shahaney

8th Nov, 2022 | 10:10am

Leeds United target Ben Brereton Diaz shares if Blackburn Rovers January exit on the cards

Leeds United-linked Ben Brereton Diaz has gone on record to state that he will be at Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.

The Chile international will be a free agent in the summer and the winter window is the last chance for the EFL club to get something for his services.

However, the 23-year-old does not plan on giving his club a payday via his sale and will be there to help them get into the play-offs and seek promotion.

He told talkSPORT, “I’ll be there till the end of the season. We’re going to the play-offs. We’re trying to get promoted.

“We’ve all bought into that and the players are working hard every day and it’s what we want for the supporters to get back to the top.”

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Spanish media outlet Estadio Deportivo reported on 13 October that the plans for Leeds were to sign him in January, so in a way this is a blow for them.

Patrick Bamford has been woeful in front of goal this season and his injury record and age mean that the Whites need to sign a long-term replacement.

Diaz is six years younger than him and would be the ideal mobile replacement that Jesse Marsch would want at the club.

He has been impressing those who watch Blackburn and Championship football, including Football League World’s George Harbey who’s labelled him as “magnificent”.

However, if the 23-year-old is among the priorities at Elland Road, the club could wait until the summer to snap his services up for free.

They showed patience to sign Brenden Aaronson and would not mind doing that if they’re certain that the Chilean wants to join.

This will obviously be contingent on them staying in the Premier League so we would not be surprised if Victor Orta touches base with his representatives in the coming weeks.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites could now be looking to sign an award-winning Ligue 1 ace to bring to Elland Road in January.