Leeds United are eyeing a late summer move for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Orta’s scouting mission
The 23-year-old has less than 12 months remaining on his contract at Ewood Park, and having been one of their standout performers over the past year, he has caught the attention of a few Premier League clubs.
Football Insider reported in July that Victor Orta had sent scouts out to watch the forward in action after holding a long-term interest, and it seems as if that has now been reignited heading into the final few days of the transfer window.
The Latest: Leeds continue Brereton Diaz pursuit
It’s stated that the Rovers star remains a serious ‘transfer option’ for Andrea Radrizzani, who is on the lookout for attacking reinforcements before Thursday night’s deadline.
The Verdict: Better than Hwang
Leeds have been heavily linked with a move for Wolves’ Hwang Hee-chan this summer, but Brereton Diaz would be a better option for Jesse Marsch in the final third.
The Chile international has netted 33 goals during his four years at Blackburn, compared to the Molineux ace’s five in his first season, and he has already made three goal contributions in six Championshup outings so far this term, continuing his fine form of recent months.
Dubbed a ‘catalyst’ for his team by former Blackburn defender Colin Hendry, Brereton Diaz would likely be a prolific signing for Leeds, and one which could catapult them towards comfortably avoiding another relegation battle this time around.
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