Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Blackburn Rovers ace Ben Brereton this summer, as Marcelo Bielsa eyes up reinforcements.
The Lowdown: Brereton shines for club and country
Brereton enjoyed a good season for Blackburn in the Championship, scoring seven goals and registering four assists overall.
Not only that, but the 22-year-old is now impressing for Chile at Copa America, scoring his first international goal against Bolivia earlier this week.
The Latest: Leeds linked with move
According to RedGol, Bielsa has been tracking Brereton for two years after coming up against him in the Championship and is interested in signing him this summer.
The forward’s current Blackburn deal expires at the end of next season, so now be the only opportunity they have to receive a fee for him.
The Verdict: Shrewd signing for Whites?
Brereton often plays in an attacking left-sided role, which means Bielsa may see him as someone who could provide competition for Jack Harrison next season, having been hailed as ‘absolutely fantastic’ by Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray.
It is vital that Leeds improve the depth in their squad, allowing individuals to remain fresh throughout the gruelling campaign and enhancing their hopes of finishing in the European places in 2021/22.
While Brereton remains unproven at the top level, he could be a player who flourishes under Bielsa, and at 22, he has plenty of time to improve and iron out any deficiencies in his game.
In other news, Leeds have reportedly made a bid for a left-back – find out who it is here.
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