According to a recent report by Express, Leeds United are understood to be interested in signing Blackburn Rovers midfielder, Bradley Dack, before the January transfer window shuts. However, it will not be easy to lure him to the Elland Road as Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City are also believed to be in the race to make him sign on the dotted line.
Further, the report states that the Rovers have rejected a bid of £4million from the Bluebirds, which implies that Thomas Christiansen’s side might have to beat the bid placed to secure his services. Having collected merely a solitary point from their last four league games, Leeds United find themselves under immense pressure and are currently placed at the 10th spot in the league standings with 43 points to their name after 28 outings.
They must enhance their productivity and up the ante from here onwards and signing some quality players should help them in the process. Dack has been on fire in League One this season for Blackburn Rovers, having smashed 11 goals in 26 appearances, which is quite impressive considering he is a midfielder.
The 24-year-old emerged through the youth ranks of Charlton Athletic, Corinthian and Gillingham, before being promoted to the senior side of Gillingham. He cemented his place in their side and after accumulating notable experience with them, he moved to the Ewood Park this summer and has proved to be a very handy asset for his current employers.
Blackburn Rovers are reluctant to sell him this month and given that his contract is due to expire in 2020, he would certainly not come cheap. Christiansen’s outfit have lacked fluidity, creativity and goals from their midfielders more often than not and given the impact Dack has made this season, he could be a good addition to their arsenal. He is someone who constantly tries to find the back of the net and creates adequate goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates.
There is currently a lot of pressure on the Leeds United forwards and some of the work-load might be shared with the potential entry of Dack. Besides, he is a good passer of the ball, knits the side together as a unit and is found to be industrious on the pitch. With a lot of clubs craving to sign him, it would be interesting to see which of them has the last laugh if his exit from Blackburn Rovers materialises.
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