Leeds United have joined the race for Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz, according to Football League World.
The Lowdown: Leeds’ struggles in front of goal…
Marcelo Bielsa has been without star striker Patrick Bamford for the Whites’ last nine games due to an ankle injury and Leeds have struggled without the England international, who bagged 17 Premier League goals last season.
During that time, they have found the back of the net on just seven occasions, with winger Raphinha scoring three of those.
How many signings should Leeds make in January?
The Latest: Orta keeping an eye…
Football League World shared a story on Wednesday morning, claiming that Leeds are the latest club keeping an eye on the 22-year-old.
As a result, Leeds have joined Premier League rivals Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United and Southampton in the race for his services.
The Verdict: January swap?
Youngster Joe Gelhardt has been impressing in recent weeks, while Rodrigo has been starring in a creative role, so bringing in Brereton Diaz to rival Bamford and Gelhardt as a number nine could be a shrewd move in the long run.
Tyler Roberts has struggled for goals in the Premier League, so perhaps he could be used as a makeweight in a deal for Brereton Diaz, who has been described as a ‘wonderful talent’ and a ‘beast’ by his manager Tony Mowbray and has 37 senior goals to his name during his career for club and country.
The pair are the same age, and who knows, Rovers could be interested in receiving a forward plus some cash during the winter window. Otherwise, they could lose the Chile international for nothing at the end of the season.
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