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Fulham eyeing Ben Brereton-Diaz move

Fulham are reportedly eyeing up a potential summer transfer move for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton-Diaz.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from The Sun, the Craven Cottage outfit have joined the race to sign the Chile international.

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1. Fulham secured an important win against Swansea City in February thanks to a goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic but what was unusual about the game?

He has numerous other Premier League clubs, and teams from abroad, looking to sign him.

Imagine him and Mitrovic

After scoring nine goals and providing seven assists in 57 appearances for Nottingham Forest, the 23-year-old joined Blackburn on loan in the 2018 summer transfer window before signing on a permanent deal in the 2019 January window.

With 130 appearances to his name for the Lancashire club, Brereton-Diaz has 33 goals and 13 assists to his name, highlighting a deadly nature in front of goal.

In fact, with 103 shots at goal in the league throughout his previous Championship campaign, only five other players in the division managed more.

With 49 of those 103 shots being on target, only one other player that had more attempts at goal than him ended the season with a higher percentage for shots on target, showing that he is a clinical force inside the penalty area.

Clearly a nuisance for opposition defenders, it’s clear to see why a boat load of clubs are looking to sign him before the transfer window closes.

Hailed as an “extraordinary” player by Tony Mowbray, Brereton-Diaz certainly has the attacking credentials to be a useful addition to Marco Silva’s squad as they look to keep their place in the Premier League.

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The Cottagers already have their own prolific striker in Aleksandar Mitrovic in their ranks, so having a player like the Blackburn star next to him could make the team a much scarier outfit to play against for the rest of the campaign.

The Serbian had more shots (198) and more shots on target (91) than any other player in the Championship last season, so playing next to someone with his attacking prowess could be the best way for Brereton-Diaz to improve his game and make the step up from the second division to the top flight.

Having drawn 0-0 against Wolves in their previous league outing, a player like the Chilean could be the difference for Fulham in that future when they need someone to be clinical and find the back of the net. Indeed, those slim margins could be the difference between Silva’s side staying in the division or not.

Despite the raft of other teams after him and the reported £20m price tag he has on his head, securing a late summer deal for the striker could top off what has already been a rather productive period of transfer business for the west London club.

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