According to TEAMtalk, Blackburn R9overs striker Ben Brereton Diaz is a target for Aston Villa.
Brereton Diaz is predominantly a center-forward but can can play on either flank. Former Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray called him a “beast.”
The 23-year-old has 46 senior goals for club and country, including 22 last season in the Championship.
Brereton Diaz, who has been dubbed the “face of Pepsi” in Chile due to extensive marketing efforts after his international success, is entering the final year of his Blackburn contract and is unlikely to sign fresh terms. It appears that Villa are one team interested in signing him.
The newest Tuesday morning, Brereton Diaz’s transfer status was updated by Villa interest TEAMtalk. They stated that Sevilla of Spain are interested in signing the striker to a pre-contract deal in January.
According to the source, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Villa, and Bournemouth are “checking” on the player but have “baulked at the asking price.”
The Decision: An alternative to Sarr?
A trade for Ismaila Sarr just fell through, therefore it looks that NSWE and Johan Lange are looking for a new headline attacker before the window shuts.
Sarr’s £25 million transfer to Villa was agreed upon, but given Brereton Diaz’s contract predicament and Transfermarkt valuation of £14.4 million, you might anticipate a lower price for him.
Although you may immediately baulk at the asking price, he has just finished his greatest season offensively and has already scored twice this season while playing on the left. As a result, he could end up being a wise alternative.