EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham among several clubs eyeing League One star

Joe Pigott Wimbledon

Birmingham City are among several Championship clubs keeping tabs on Wimbledon striker Joe Pigott, TEAMtalk understands.

The 26-year-old has proved an impressive signing for the League One club since his move in 2018.

Indeed, since arriving from Maidstone United, he has scored 35 goals and assisted 12 others in 135 appearances. What’s more, after sporadic appearances as the captain last term, he now has the armband on a permanent basis.

This season, meanwhile, he has started the campaign with six goals in all competitions.

Reading showed interest in Pigott last summer, with Swansea also previously monitoring his situation. However, TEAMtalk understands that four more Championship clubs are now keen.

Birmingham, Bristol City, Huddersfield Town and Derby County have all now joined the race for his signature.

Pigott recently created his own piece of history, becoming the first player to score at Wimbledon’s all new Plough Lane home.

He netted twice on Tuesday against Doncaster, who denied the hosts a win with a last-minute equaliser.

Joe Pigott Wimbledon

Speaking to London News OnlinePigott said: “It was a great moment for me. Obviously I love being the first person to score (at the new stadium) – but I wasn’t desperate for it.

“When you’re that desperate these things don’t tend to happen. Obviously it would be totally different if there were 9,000 or 10,000 fans here.

“There would have been some great scenes. We’re patiently waiting for them to come back.”

Despite the piece of history, it remains to be seen how long Pigott will be at the new stadium, amid the interest in his services.

EXCLUSIVE: Dortmund in lead for Brentford star

Marcus Forss

Meanwhile, TEAMtalk also understands that Borussia Dortmund and Union Berlin are eyeing a move for Brentford striker Marcus Forrs.

The outstanding young Finn has impressed hugely for the Bees, and has already hit six goals in 11 games this term.

Indeed, he has mostly been behind Ivan Toney as manager Thomas Franks’s second-choice forward.

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