Tottenham and Manchester United want Nottingham Forest target, Ben Brereton Diaz, ahead of the January transfer window. According to 90Min, the North Londoners are the latest club to eye a move for the Chile international.
The 23-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the 2022/23 campaign. As a result, it seems highly likely that Blackburn will consider cashing in their prized asset when the window reopens.
Forest were linked in the summer and the striker won’t be short of suitors. Tottenham and United have joined West Ham, Aston Villa and Leeds in the race to sign the former Reds academy graduate.
Worryingly for Blackburn, there are suitors emerging from the continent too. Ajax, Union Berlin and Atalanta are keen, with those clubs able to strike a pre-contract agreement with the youngster in January.
Forest look unlikely to fork out an excessive amount for another striker in two months. They have Emmanuel Dennis and Taiwo Awoniyi in their ranks and given their transfer fees, they will likely get ample chance to impress.
Brereton Diaz has continued his good form during the current campaign. Blackburn are in a lofty league position and the striker has found the net nine times in 21 appearances.
Last season was the campaign where he really started to prove what he’s capable of. He established himself as a regular in the Chile team by scoring 22 goals and claiming three assists for Blackburn.
Tottenham and United have scouted ex-Forest man Brereton Diaz
It seems as though Forest won’t be in the mix to sign Brereton Diaz when the window reopens. He now has interest from much more established clubs and it looks like he’ll have a big choice to make.
The player looks set for a bright future in football. It’s taken a little while for him to prove himself as a prolific goalscorer but now he’s firmly on the map when it comes to sticking the ball in the net.
Forest may look to sign a striker during the next transfer window. It does appear, however, that Steve Cooper will have more pressing concerns in other areas of the pitch once the window reopens.
Brereton Diaz could also be available on the cheap. The report also claims that a bid of £10 million might be enough to get a deal for the striker over the line in a couple of months.