West Ham United are keeping tabs on prolific Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz, according to the Evening Standard.
The Hammers do not have much in the way of back-up or rotational options to Michail Antonio at the top end of the pitch, instead having a plethora of attacking midfield players behind him.
Brereton though has emerged as a potential option for David Moyes, with the Scot said to be ‘tracking’ the Chile international this month.
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The 22-year-old is having a breakout season at Ewood Park with 20 goals in 25 Championship appearances to his name this season.
That is more than the ex-Nottingham Forest man has scored in his previous three seasons at the Lancashire club combined and he’s built on his first call-up to the Chile national side over the summer and brought it back to England.
Rovers though want around £30 million for the versatile attacker according to TEAMtalk, who has less than six months remaining on his deal but Tony Mowbray’s side hold a one-year optional extension which is more-than likely going to be triggered.
It would be a major shock if anyone stumps up the fee that Blackburn seemingly want for Brereton this month.
January can be a month where Premier League clubs panic buy but there doesn’t seem to be as much big money around like in previous years.
Whilst Brereton is in sensational form this season, you can imagine why teams may be reluctant to pay the fee considering it’s the first time he’s shown performances like this.
West Ham do need to bring in some competition for Antonio though and it might be one to explore in the summer instead rather than this month for the London outfit.