West Ham United are allegedly set for a summer battle with Tottenham Hotspur for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz.
That’s according to a report from Alasdair Gold who says that the Hammers and Spurs could pick up the 23-year-old for just £15 million this summer.
David Moyes and Antonio Conte will both be keen to strengthen their centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium respectively in the summer transfer window.
If Moyes or Conte do manage to sign Brereton Diaz this summer, he would be a very smart addition for either club.
The Hammers could be set to go head-to-head with Spurs in the race to sign the Blackburn hitman this summer…
West Ham and Tottenham face summer battle for Brereton Diaz
Alasdair Gold reckons that the two London clubs are both keen to sign the Chile international and could pick him up for around £15 million in the summer transfer window.
And it seems as though Brereton Diaz is ready to make the jump up to the Premier League from the Championship.
The 23-year-old 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 and three assists in 37 Championship games last season (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.
Brereton Diaz is a hard working striker and standing at 6ft 1in tall, he’s big and strong as well.
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray recently raved about the Chile international, as quoted by Lancs Live:
“Brereton with the ball at his feet is an extraordinary talent. He’s a wonderful footballer who can dribble with both feet, take people out of the game.”
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.
£15 million for the 23-year-old seems like very good value indeed.
And it remains to be seen whether West Ham or Tottenham win the summer battle for Ben Brereton Diaz’s signature.