Leeds are in the market for a striker and while they aren’t particularly close to bringing in anyone at this stage, there isn’t a shortage of names that have been suggested.
Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz has been frequently touted for a big move this summer, with Leeds one of the sides reported to be in the running for him, having sent scouts to watch him in pre-season.
The Lancashire Telegraph are now reporting that this bid is expected to be rejected today with a meeting due to take place over how to deal with the ongoing transfer speculation and concrete interest:
“That (£15-20million) is the very least Rovers will want to agree to the sale of Brereton who scored 22 goals last season, and is already up and running with two in this campaign.
“Brereton is into the final year of his contract, which weakens Rovers’ hand, and also heightened interest in the Chile international.
“Director of football Gregg Broughton is expected to meet with Tomasson today to discuss Rovers’ transfer plans, with Brereton on the agenda.”
Will Leeds sign a forward before the deadline?
Brereton Diaz wouldn’t fall into the same category as other forwards Leeds have been after, as even though he’s still on the younger side, he’s not as young as others.
His goalscoring record does speak for itself since the start of last season and I have confidence that he’d be able to step up to the plate in a top European league.
We need a striker that can play across the front line and be equally as effective whether out wide or through the middle, and I think he fits the bill.
In the final year of his deal, there aren’t going to be many better options out there for us.