Ben Brereton Diaz is wanted by Everton, and the club may now be £3 million away from a deal with Blackburn Rovers.
Before the transfer deadline, the Toffees are scrambling to find offensive reinforcements.
To genuinely move Everton forward, Frank Lampard has to bring in one, two, or perhaps three new players for the last third.
Everton would get a good transfer purse from the sale of Anthony Gordon, but a replacement would be required.
Richarlison left Everton for Tottenham Hotspur, and Toffees supporters want money put back into the attack. Everton hasn’t yet replaced Richarlison.
Ben Brereton Diaz is desired by Everton.
Several names have recently been associated with Everton, but Ben Brereton Diaz’s name seems to be getting more and more attention.
Alan Nixon of The Sun claimed on Wednesday that Brereton Diaz’s signing by Everton was imminent.
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According to The Times, Everton is only ready to pay £12 million for Brereton Diaz right now, while Blackburn is asking for £15 million.
Thus, Brereton Diaz is now just £3 million away from being acquired by Everton, and the club will now want to conclude a deal with Blackburn soon.
23-year-old Brereton Diaz, who played for Blackburn last season, excelled, scoring 22 goals and dishing out three assists in 37 Championship games.
The Chilean international, who was born in Stoke, has seen a rather extraordinary ascent, and a transfer to the Premier League has been rumoured for months.
Numerous teams, including Leeds United, West Ham United, and now Everton, have been mentioned in connection with Brereton Diaz.
Given that Brereton Diaz’s contract expires in the summer of 2019, Everton is now negotiating and will be confident they can reach an agreement.
Blackburn may thus need to sell soon in order to avoid losing Brereton Diaz for free next summer, and Everton is undoubtedly hoping to seize this opportunity.
Brereton Diaz, who Tony Mowbray has referred to as “fantastic,” can play up front or in from the left wing, making him a flexible offensive weapon for Frank Lampard. The striker may find it enticing to remain in the North West.