West Ham United are in a “good position” to sign Blackburn Rovers’ £20million Chile international Ben Brereton Diaz.

That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who has revealed that the Hammers are well-positioned to sign the 23-year-old in the upcoming January window.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “I think West Ham are still in a pretty good position on this one for whenever the time comes to move, but he’s been prepped by a lot of teams this season, like a ridiculous number of teams.”

Moyes knows him

Brereton Diaz is a player that David Moyes will know well, having watched the Staffordshire-born star net a late equaliser in the EFL Cup Round 3.

It was an important goal that the substitute scored, as it made way for a 10-9 penalty shootout victory with the Hammers crashing out of the cup.

The 23-year-old only needed 30 minutes to get his name on the scoresheet, and Moyes will have paid attention to this.

The boss will also be aware of his 22-goal Championship haul from 37 games last season, along with his dynamism in the attacking third and respective versatility. 

Whilst his direct goal returns would benefit the Hammers, it’s Brereton Diaz’s creativity that would be of the biggest benefit.

The 23-year-old’s 23 chances created ranks him as the second-best chance creator in the Rovers squad across the first half of the Championship campaign. 

That total would also place him second in the West Ham squad, just behind Aaron Cresswell who has managed to drum up 30 chances from the left-back position.