By Daniel Feliciano

6th Jun, 2022 | 7:24pm

Leeds United competing with Champions League clubs for £13m Ben Brereton-Diaz

Leeds want to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz this summer, but face competition from La Liga clubs that can offer European football.

Brereton-Diaz hit 22 Championship goals last season for Rovers and that form saw the club trigger the automatic option in his contract to extend it until the summer of 2023.

But after attracting interest from clubs such as Leeds, Blackburn, Bournemouth, Sevilla, Real Betis and Valencia the club have put a £13m price tag on his head according to a report in The Sun [June 6].

West Ham United had previously been interested in a deal for the Chilean international but David Moyes wants a striker with top level experience, while Brighton are no longer pursuing a deal for the 22-year-old.

The report claims that will leave Leeds with a “clearer run” at doing a deal, although the player could be tempted by the offer of European football abroad.


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Leeds need a striker this summer without a doubt, with Patrick Bamford struggling with injuries and Joe Gelhardt still very young and lacking experience.

Brereton-Diaz would be a perfect middle ground who is ready to step up and prove himself, but is also hungry enough to bide his time and improve.

He’s quick and strong and has proven himself to be a good finisher with both feet and his head, but injuries at the back end of last season saw him struggle for games towards the end.

But at just £13m he represents a great bargain in the current market considering his potential and ability, and would be a great option to add to a squad that is looking to avoid fighting relegation again next season.

They’ll face competition, but the likelihood is that regular playing time will be more tempting to him rather than being part of a squad competing in Europe if he isn’t playing a lot, so they have a good chance.

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