Garry Monk claims ‘top quality’ player will get transfer amid Leeds and Everton rumors

Garry Monk has claimed he can see Leeds United and Everton transfer target Ben Brereton Diaz leaving Blackburn Rovers on transfer deadline day, as he told Sky Sports News (01/08/ 22 at 11.40 a.m.).

There will be nervous thumbs up in the Blackburn offices ahead of the 11pm deadline as they have a very big call to make over Diaz’s future at Ewood Park.

A number of Premier League clubs, including Leeds, Everton and Fulham, have expressed interest in signing the player.

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But if Blackburn push back interest in the player, they are set to lose the Chile international on a free transfer next summer.

So, are they cashing in and then risking their chances of a possible play-off ending this season? Or do they bite the bullet and hope they can secure that top six spot?

Blackburn don’t have the squad to win promotion but Diaz is certainly making it easier for them as Monk can see him leaving for a Premier League side before the deadline.

“He should do the trick,” said Monk. “He has been on and off for the past two seasons in connection with the Premier League. It didn’t quite happen for some reason.

“But, in terms of the better quality players in the Championship who can make that leap to the Premier League, he is definitely one of them with that potential. I can see why teams would watch it.

“Since he arrived on the international scene. His elevation, in terms of performance, seems to have instilled even greater confidence in his performance, so you can see that happening.

READING, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Ben Brereton Diaz of Blackburn Rovers and Junior Hoilett of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Blackburn Rovers at Select Car Leasing Stadium on August 17, 2022 in Reading, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)


Whether that happens in the next few hours or next summer, Diaz is a player destined for the Premier League.

The player’s stock has grown over the past few years, including representing Chile on the international stage and it’s only a matter of time before a Premier League side sign him.

Money talks and although there is little time left before the deadline, if someone puts the money on the table then Blackburn may have to accept.

Either way, Diaz’s future between now and the window closes is one to watch.

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