Brentford included in scrap across Europe for German youth international
Brentford are one of a number of teams across Europe interested in acquiring the services of Schalke 04 youngster Mehmet Aydin, according to a report.
The Bees have made a strong start to their first ever Premier League campaign. Indeed, they sit 12th in the table with a game in hand over Crystal Palace, in 11th.
The West London side will want to continue that good form. What’s more, adding some exciting talent to the side will be a good way to do just that.
Sport1 claims that Brentford are interested in Schalke’s Aydin.
The 20-year-old was introduced to senior football last season, when Schalke were relegated from the Bundesliga. As such, he has experienced top-flight football in Germany.
The youngster has played 14 games in Bundesliga 2 this season, starting seven of those. He is primarily utilised as a right-midfielder, but can play anywhere down the right hand side, and has also played as an attacking midfielder.
Aydin’s versatile nature would stand him in good stead at Brentford. Especially since he can play as a wing-back, meaning he would fit nicely into Thomas Frank’s system.
However, Aydin is seen as ‘an important member’ of the Schalke squad. In fact, the side are reportedly hopeful of extending his contract.
Pontus Jansson linked to several Premier League clubs
Brentford captain Pontus Jansson has been linked with Everton, Leicester and Newcastle.
The report also states that he has ‘attractive offers’ from across Europe. Brentford are mentioned, as well as Real Betis and Marseille, to name just a few.
With that being said, the Bees face a challenge from multiple angles, should they continue their pursuit of Aydin.
Aydin could join Lossl as Brentford arrival
Brentford recently acquired goalkeeper Jonas Lossl on loan until the end of the season.
Lossl has Premier League experience, playing 69 times for Huddersfield Town in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.
Brentford boss Frank praised his compatriot after the signing.
“Jonas is a very good goalkeeper who will bring with him lots of experience,” he said.
Should he play during his loan period, Brentford will hope that experience pays off.
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