Leeds in the mix for Brereton-Diaz

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Leeds United are said to be one of the teams looking to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz during the summer transfer window.

What are the news?

According to a recent report from The Sun, Los Blancos are interested in bringing the striker to Elland Road this summer, as are other Premier League clubs Everton and newly promoted AFC Bournemouth.

The report also claims that Eintracht Frankfurt and Olympique Lyon are also looking to secure the Chilean’s signature.

After spending time at Manchester United, Stoke City and Nottingham Forest at youth level, the 23-year-old joined Blackburn on a first loan deal before signing permanently in the January 2019 transfer window.

In total, the centre-forward has made 126 appearances for the Lancashire club in all competitions, scoring 31 goals and providing 12 assists.

His last campaign at Ewood Park saw the striker find the net 22 times in 36 league appearances, showing why so many clubs, including Leeds, are after him.

In fact, only four other players in the division have racked up more shots on target than Brereton-Diaz (49).

Picture it and Bamford

Given how dependent Leeds have been on goals from Patrick Bamford since returning to the Premier League, having a player like the Blackburn star could give Jesse Marsch the chance to form a deadly strike partnership alongside the Englishman at Elland Road.

With 19 goals scored in 47 Premier League appearances, Bamford showed his credentials as a regular goalscorer for his side, as the Chile international did at Blackburn.

Should Leeds sign a striker this summer?

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Therefore, if Victor Orta can find a way to get the Championship star to move to Yorkshire this summer, it will give Jesse Marsch the chance to play the duo together and potentially score plenty of goals together.

Labeled an “extraordinary talent” with the ball at his feet by Tony Mowbray, Brereton-Diaz has a reported price tag of £20million.

Given his obvious knack for finding the back of the net at a still quite young age, it’s a worthwhile investment for Orta, who will need to move quickly to sign the player given the other clubs are also looking to sign him. .

ET in other news: Orta is now eyeing Leeds for a ‘machine’ valued at £15.3m, he may be Marsch’s own Kimmich

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