Report: Leeds set sights on £15m PL 'superstar in the making', also wanted by Aston Villa and Everton
Leeds United are planning a summer approach for Burnley’s Josh Brownhill, according to 90Min.
However, Jesse Marsch’s Whites will be up against the likes of West Ham, Aston Villa, Wolves and Everton.
Leeds were linked with the 26-year-old last summer, TEAMtalk claiming they had enquired about the midfielder.
Marcelo Bielsa rated Brownhill highly, added the online outlet, with West Ham also apparently eyeing him at the time.
Eight months on, and it looks as though Leeds and West Ham are once again competing for the Clarets star’s services.
90Min claims Burnley know they may not be able to hold onto Brownhill even if they stay up.
In terms of a prospective price tag, the outlet claims the Clarets are looking for around £15million.
At present, Leeds are also battling against relegation.
If the Whites go down, a deal for Brownhill would certainly not be on the cards.
But if Leeds stay up and Burnley drop to the Championship, the Elland Road outfit has a change.
At the same time, 90Min claims West Ham are favourites for Brownhill’s signature.
Hammers captain Mark Noble will retire this summer and they see Brownhill as an ‘ideal replacement’ for their skipper.
As well as Leeds, West Ham, Aston Villa, Wolves and Everton, newly-promoted Fulham and Bournemouth are also keen.
“An unbelievable lad”
Back in 2019 before his move to Burnley, Bristol City’s Lee Johnson labelled Brownhill a “superstar in the making”.
“First and foremost, Josh is just an unbelievable lad,” the Bristol Post quoted him as saying.
“He’s been a very good student and I took him on loan to Barnsley and could see a superstar in the making.
“He can tackle, he can get up and down, he’s bright with his football brain.
“He’s got a goal in him, he has good set-piece delivery and free-kicks from the edge of the box.
“He’s the first in and last out and every day he comes in and tries to get better.
“He must go down as one of the value signings in Bristol City’s history.”
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