West Ham and Leeds both want to sign Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz in January according to various reports.
Meanwhile, ExWHUemployee recently claimed that Hammers manager David Moyes wants to bring the Chile international to the London Stadium as well.
The Blackburn striker has been in sensational form so far this season with 19 goals in 23 Championship appearances to his name (Transfermarkt).
Brereton Diaz will be a very good signing for whichever club wins the race for his signature. Where will he actually end up though? We believe that the 22-year-old’s decision should be an easy one.
West Ham or Leeds for Brereton Diaz?
The Hammers and the Whites are like chalk and cheese at the moment.
West Ham are currently flying high in fifth spot in the Premier League table. We are in the draw for the last 16 of the Europa League and have a Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Tottenham to look forward to on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Leeds are languishing down in 15th position in the table and cannot offer European football.
Bielsa is a huge name in football management. It could be argued that he has been found out badly this season, however. Meanwhile, Moyes continues to earn rave reviews.
West Ham have been playing some great stuff this season, the last month not withstanding.
London is an incredibly attractive city to move to as well. There are so many reasons why Blackburn’s Chile International should choose West Ham over Leeds.
And what a great addition he would be for the Hammers.
After struggling during the early years of his career, it seems as though he has received a real confidence boost from being included in the Chile squad.
Brereton Diaz has great movement, impressive physical attributes and is a fantastic finisher. The Sun reckons that he will be available for around £25 million.
That seems like a fairly extortionate fee to pay for someone who is out of contract in the summer of 2023. Perhaps if Blackburn lowered their demands to £15-20 million it would be a fairer price to pay.
It remains to be seen where the Blackburn striker will be playing his football after the turn of the new year.
In other news…Report: West Ham told to pay £21 million for 24-year-old who flopped with London rivals
One thing’s for sure though…West Ham are far better placed than Leeds to sign Brereton Diaz in January.