Leicester City have been tipped to make a move for Villarreal forward Ben Brereton-Diaz but face swift competition according to a report from TeamTalk.
The 24-year-old arrived in Spain during the summer, following the conclusion of his contract with fellow Championship side Blackburn Rovers but after just six months, it appears as though he could be in line for a return to England.
Brereton-Diaz has been limited to just ten appearances for Villarreal so far this season but is yet to contribute either a goal or an assist since making the move to Spain. Similarly, he has also been limited to substitute appearances so far and has struggled to make a lasting impression.
Over the last two seasons, Brereton-Diaz has contributed to 45 goals in 89 appearances for Blackburn Rovers which averaged just under a goal contribution every other game for the Championship side, proving to be a major departure when he left in the summer.
Leicester City suffered only their second league defeat of the season last weekend as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Leeds United but still sit top of the Championship table just one point shy of the 40-point mark.
The Foxes are back in action on Saturday when they make the trip to Middlesbrough who have begun to pick up points once again under Michael Carrick.
As for Brereton-Diaz, it isn’t just Leicester City who are interested. Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Burnley have also been credited with an interest along with the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Southampton.
Brereton-Diaz is a proven goalscorer at Championship level and would provide a major boost to Leicester’s attacking options and will further aid their chances of winning the title.
However, with Premier League interest in his services, it does seem unlikely that a Championship side would be able to win that race.