The Lowdown: Orta desperate…
Rumours over a possible move to Elland Road for the Chile international appear to be gathering pace.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon shared a story over the weekend, claiming Leeds are thought to be desperate for an attacking addition in the New Year.
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He linked the Whites, Brighton and Sevilla with a move for Brereton Diaz, who is thought to be valued at £25m.
The Latest: talkSPORT’s claim
Alex Crook was the reporter to share the information, replying to presenter Jim White’s question regarding the Chile international.
“He’s just about the hottest property outside the Premier League right now, his name is Ben Brereton Diaz. 17 goals in 22 games this season. We understand he is attracting interest from the likes of Leeds and West Ham in the Premier League.”
The Verdict: Good move?
Versatility is key in Bielsa’s small squad, and Brereton Diaz would certainly bring that with him to Yorkshire, should a winter window transfer go through.
He appears to be at the top of his game with his 17-goal tally already this season and would be able to play out wide if needed.
However, Leeds aren’t short of fit wingers at this moment in time, so you’d expect he’d play in a centre-forward role with Patrick Bamford missing the majority of the campaign due to injury.
Andrea Radrizzani may have to write a cheque of £25m for the Rovers star, but it seems as if Bielsa and Victor Orta are desperate for an attacking addition over the coming weeks.
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