West Ham United could be set to miss out on the signing of Ben Brereton Diaz on a free transfer in the summer of 2023.

That’s according to a report from The Sun who claim that Villarreal are confident of winning the race to sign the 23-year-old striker.

West Ham and Tottenham are both keen to sign the Chile international, but it appears as though the La Liga side are in pole position for his signature.

David Moyes wanted to bring Brereton Diaz to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window, but he ended up staying put at Ewood Park.

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The Scot undoubtedly needs to add more attacking options to his ranks either in January or next summer. And the chance to sign the Blackburn hitman on a free transfer is one that will obviously appeal to Moyes and the Hammers board.

The East London outfit seemingly have their work cut-out though…

West Ham could miss out on Ben Brereton Diaz

Moyes wants to bring the Chile international to the London Stadium according to a report from The Sun. It is suggested that Villarreal are confident of winning the race for his signature though.

We believe that the 23-year-old Blackburn forward would be a very solid addition for the Hammers next summer. It seems as though Moyes is set to face disappointment though.

Brereton Diaz has really impressed since the start of the 2021/22 campaign and he seems to have reached another level entirely for Blackburn.

The Chile international bagged 22 goals in 37 Championship games last term (Transfermarkt). Diaz actually went nine games without scoring after the new year but made up for that with a couple of goals in Blackburn’s final four games of the season.

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And he has begun this campaign with 10 goals and one assist in 23 games in all competitions.

West Ham fans know what Brereton Diaz is all about. The Chilean scored against us last week in the Carabao Cup clash at the London Stadium.

Brereton Diaz is a hard working striker and standing at 6ft 1in tall, he’s big and strong as well.

He’s perfectly suited to the Hammers’ current playing style and will not stop working the front-line.

West Ham are seemingly set to miss out on Brereton Diaz though. And that’s a real shame in my opinion.

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