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Brentford join Leeds United in the race to sign 25-goal striker

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Brentford have joined the chase to sign Mo Eisa this summer, according to Gloucestershire Live.

Leeds and Brentford are among the clubs lining up to sign Eisa after he enjoyed a prolific season at Cheltenham Town.

Eisa netted 25 goals for Cheltenham this season, including 23 in League Two which ranks him as the third top scorer in the division behind Accrington Stanley’s Billy Kee and Coventry City’s Marc McNulty.

The Sudanese forward, who moved to England aged nine, is one of the hottest prospects in the lower leagues and a number of Championship clubs are interested in signing him.

Cheltenham have accepted that they face a battle to keep the 23-year-old but the club are holding out for a fee in the region of £1.5m.

Leeds have been one of the teams mentioned – by the same outlet earlier this month – in pursuit of the former Greenwich Borough striker.

The Whites are looking for new strikers this summer after Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Jay-Roy Grot and Caleb Ekuban all disappointed this season and Chris Wood’s goals were not replaced.

Leeds are hoping that Eisa can start firing the goals in for the club after showing an impressive goal scoring touch for Cheltenham.

But they face competition from Brentford as the Bees eye him as a possible Ollie Watkins replacement, with their young forward targeted by Bournemouth.

The Verdict

Brentford and Leeds could both benefit from having Eisa but perhaps not as their first-choice striker just yet.

He is still only 23 so he will get better but he needs to slowly be integrated into the first-team picture rather than chucked in at the deep end.

Leeds would be best advised to pursue this type of deal rather than spend money on unproven players from the European leagues and Eisa would be a better fit than reported target Jerry Mbakogu.

Leeds and Brentford fans – Would you like Eisa to join your club? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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