Bournemouth are set to announce the signing of Chris Mepham from Brentford, with a medical imminent according to reputable journalist, Peter O’Rourke.
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) January 22, 2019
The Bees have reportedly accepted a fee of £12m for the defender, who has been crucial to their side in recent seasons, and he will leave a notable void in the Brentford side.
Mepham has made 22 appearances for Brentford this season, and he has been one of the main reasons as to why they haven’t slipped into a relegation battle in recent weeks.
The central defender also has four caps for Wales and will be looking to add to that tally whilst with Bournemouth in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old certainly has a bright future ahead of him, and is worth the hefty fee paid for him by the Cherries.
But who should Brentford he looking to reinvest some of that money into this month?
Find out below….
Cooper has been one of the rare bright sparks in a disappointing season for Millwall, and he could be tempted by a move away this month.
The towering centre-back would be a like-for-like replacement for Mepham, and would be a threat at both ends of the pitch, with Cooper already having five goals and six assists to his name which is remarkable for a centre-back.
The Wolves defender isn’t likely to be getting into the starting XI with the Premier League side anytime soon, and he could step down to the Championship to reignite his career which has stalled in recent seasons.
Iorfa can play both at centre-back and at right-back and would be worth the hefty price tag that Wolves are likely to command for his services.
The promising Portsmouth defender has made 27 appearances for the League One leaders this season, and certainly has a bright future ahead of him.
At the age of 22, he still has his best years ahead of him, and Brentford should try and strike a deal for Clarke as quickly as possible, or his price could continue to rise.