Report: Leeds United and Aston Villa target League One ace Bradley Dack

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen leaves the field during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in Ipswich,...

Bradley Dack's fine form for Blackburn Rovers in League One has Championship duo Aston Villa and Leeds United plotting a January swoop.

Bradley Dack of Blackburn Rovers in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Blackburn Rovers at Sixfields on December 23, 2017 in Northampton, England.

Blackburn Rovers have overtaken Shrewsbury Town in the second automatic promotion spot in League One, and much of that is down to the excellent recent form of Bradley Dack.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has scored 11 goals in 21 league starts for Tony Mowbray’s Rovers since signing from Gillingham in the summer. But it appears Blackburn may have a challenge on their hands ensuring Dack is still plying his trade at Ewood Park next month.

Because the Sun (22nd January, page 51) reports that the 2015/16 League One Player of the Year is attracting attention from two of the biggest clubs in the Championship: Leeds United and Aston Villa.

Bradley Dack (C) of Gillingham scores the first goal of the game during the Sky Bet League One match between Crawley Town and Gillingham at The Stadium on March 28, 2015 in...

Leeds appear to be on the lookout for more depth in attack with star man Samu Saiz set to miss the next few games through suspension, leaving Thomas Christiansen’s side a little light on creativity and goal threat in the final third.

Dack would likely compete for a place behind the striker in Thomas Christiansen’s system, taking the pressure off a lone centre-forward.

Greenwich-born Dack may also be a welcome addition at Villa, with Steve Bruce’s side seemingly in the market for another goal-scorer despite netting nine times in their last three Championship outings.

Manager of Aston Villa Steve Bruce during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Blackburn, however, will not let Dack go for cheap just six months after paying Gillingham £750,000 for his services, as reported by the BBC.

The Sun add that Middlesbrough are also keen on Dack while Norwich City seemingly see him as a potential relacement for Alex Pritchard, who moved to Huddersfield Town for £14 million this month.

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