By Pranav Shahaney

24th Nov, 2021 | 7:10pm

Leeds United keen on Ben Brereton Diaz amid contract impasse at Blackburn

Leeds United are reportedly keen on offering striker Ben Brereton Diaz an exit route out of Blackburn given his current contractual situation.

According to Football League World, talks to extend the 22-year-old’s contract have stalled and his current deal expires in the summer.

The Chile international is also wanted by the likes of Burnley, Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton along with Spanish giants Sevilla.

Must sign him

Given Leeds’ injury woes and lack of quality options in reserve, Brereton could prove to be the perfect solution.

At 22, he’s already a full Chile international, having made nine caps for the South American nation.

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It’s a shame that a player of his calibre has been playing in the Championship and the Whites could offer him the chance of Premier League football.

Despite being born in England, he has opted to play for the Chile national team and is likely to be a regular in their national team for a number of years.

The 22-year-old has continually been impressing those who have watched him, including Football League World’s George Harbey who’s labelled his start to this season as “magnificent”.

The same report details that the player could leave even though Blackburn are likely to trigger a 12-month extension in his contract.

Given the dearth of finances at Elland Road, Brereton Diaz would be an exceptional value-for-money striker and Victor Orta must look to bring him to the club.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have been handed a potential injury boost with a first-team regular in line to return v Brighton