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Leeds: Whites’ interest in Ben Brereton denied

Leeds: Whites’ interest in Ben Brereton denied - Leeds United Transfer Rumours

Leeds United’s rumoured interest in signing Chile forward Ben Brereton is ‘absolutely fake’, according to a fresh report which has emerged.

The Lowdown: Leeds linked with Brereton move

Marcelo Bielsa may be interested in adding a wide forward to his squad this summer in order to provide competition for the likes of Raphinha and Jack Harrison.

One player who has been linked with a move to Elland Road is Brereton, having scored seven goals and registered four assists for Blackburn in the Championship last season.

Not only that, but the 22-year-old has also been impressing for Chile at Copa America, scoring his maiden international goal against Bolivia last week.

The Latest: Fresh update emerges – and it’s not good for Leeds

According to BioBioChile [via Sport Witness], Leeds’ interest in Brereton is ‘absolutely fake’, with a club source providing the quote which rather emphatically downplays the transfer link.

The idea of the rumour being used as a smokescreen for the Whites signing another Chile player is also denied.

The Verdict: He would be a good fit for Leeds

Brereton could be a shrewd addition by Leeds – he has been hailed as ‘absolutely fantastic’ by Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray in recent months – so it is a blow to see cold water seemingly thrown on the transfer link.

At 22, he is at an age where he should mature as a player in the coming years, especially if he is working under a manager of Bielsa’s stature, while he has been earning rave reviews from Chilean supporters for his performances at the Copa America.

His ability to thrive on the left wing would make him a good alternative to Harrison, allowing the Whites to rotate effectively in attacking areas and keep individuals fresh throughout the campaign. Hopefully the Leeds hierarchy may reconsider their reported stance on the Chile international.

In other news, a worrying report has claimed that one huge Leeds figure is wanted by another club. Find out who it is here.

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