By Pranav Shahaney

25th Dec, 2022 | 9:36pm

Leeds United transfer update emerges as move for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz eyed

Leeds United may reportedly have to play the long game if they are to secure the services of Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz.

According to CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs, the Chile international is expected to stay put at Ewood Park until the end of the season.

Thus, Leeds will have to wait a bit in order to acquire his services as they’re unlikely to sign him in the January transfer window.

Jacobs told Give Me Sport, “There are others as well that Leeds United are looking at, and I think that one of them is still going to be Ben Brereton Diaz who’s at Blackburn.

“And Brereton Diaz has already vowed to stay at the club until next summer, so they might have to play a longer game on that one. But we wait and see whether or not Leeds can influence that situation in any way shape or form.”

Leads cannot afford to have another transfer window without signing a major first-team striker.

They did that in the summer and realised that it wasn’t the right move as they had to rely on the same players in order to get the job done.

Now with the World Cup done, Leeds surely would have scouted certain Strikers who they think would add value to the first team.

Diaz certainly is one of them and he has proven it in the past in the Championship with Blackburn.

Over the last season and a half, he has scored 31 goals and that is precisely what leads need if they want to go to the next level and more importantly, avoid a relegation battle.

His ability to play anywhere across the front three makes him a valuable addition for the Whites as they eye a January move for a striker.

In other Leeds United news, a headline-making player who is linked with a move to Elland Road desperately wants a Premier League transfer in January.