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Leeds United: Ben Brereton Diaz could give Marsch options

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Leeds United’s potential signing of Chile forward Ben Brereton Diaz would give Jesse Marsch’s side “a lot of options” going forward.

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Whites’ potential transfer business this summer.

Leeds have already made six new additions to the side at Elland Road this summer, with the club still having money to spare following the departures of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha to Manchester City and Barcelona respectively, for a reported combined total of over £100m.

Marsch’s side are reportedly interested in signing Diaz for a reported £20m this summer, as the club looks to add a senior alternative centre-forward option to Patrick Bamford.

And O’Rourke believes that the signing of the 23-year-old striker would give the club a variety of attacking options going forward, with the Blackburn forward able to play down the centre as well as out wide.

“Brereton Diaz is a versatile player.

“He can play out wide, or down the middle as a number nine, and I think it would definitely give a lot of options to Jesse Marsch’s side going forward if they were to sign him.”

TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments

We think that Leeds fans would be delighted if they could secure the signing of the 14-time Chile international, who has been described as a “superstar” by Jaquob Crooke, after the versatile forward scored 22 goals and provided three assists in 37 Championship appearances for Blackburn last season, according to Transfermarkt. 

And with the Whites only having Patrick Bamford as a senior centre-forward in the squad as it stands, we believe that Brereton Diaz would be an incredibly useful signing for versatility, as well as proving himself in the division below.

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  • wilks says:

    The five senior squad additions only make up three after selling Phillips and Raphinha. Sorry but we still lack depth to cover for suspensions and injury. Diaz may be a good buy as long as we have enough money to bring in a few more ‘decent’ players. Our defence still looks weak, we need a real tough nut to command the defensive line.

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