Newcastle United are closing in on the end of the summer transfer window and only have until 11pm on Thursday to finish their business.
The club recently moved to smash their transfer record by bringing in Alexander Isak from Spanish outfit Real Sociedad.
Eddie Howe hailed the striker in the club’s announcement of the transfer, saying: “I’m very excited that Alexander has chosen to join us. He is an outstanding talent who is capable of making a big contribution to the team.
“He is technically very good, with a mix of attributes that will complement us, but he is also at a great age to grow with this club.”
The Magpies have bolstered their attack by signing the Sweden international after nobody at the club hit double figures for goals in the 2021/22 campaign. Callum Wilson (eight) was the only Toon attacker with more than five strikes in the Premier League.
This suggests that the club were in desperate need of reinforcements at the top end of the pitch and Isak, who scored 23 goals across his last two full La Liga seasons, could provide them with a much-needed touch of class in front of goal.
Now, imagine how much better Newcastle’s attack will be this season if they can bring in another potent goalscorer alongside the Swedish gem to improve the squad.
Journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that the Championship club want £15m for the Chile international, and Howe must now push for the Tynesiders to snap him up as the 23-year-old has the potential to be a superb addition to the team.
The 23-year-old is a versatile player with a knack for finding the net, and Howe could use him in a variety of roles. Since the start of the 2021/22 campaign, the former Nottingham Forest man has played as a left winger in a 4-3-3 and a 4-2-3-1, and a striker in a 4-3-3 and 3-5-2.
This shows that he can play in a multitude of roles, and the Newcastle head coach would surely love that as it suggests that Brereton Diaz has the tactical knowledge, and quality, to successfully perform in different positions and systems.
This suggests that he has the potential to be a regular goalscorer for the Magpies if he can make the step up to the Premier League.
At £15m, it is a gamble that Newcastle must take, as they could go from having a dire lack of consistent scorers to watching the Chilean gem and Isak regularly finding the net in the top flight this season if the pair both hit the ground running.