Brentford’s Nico Yennaris is set to leave the club, with Chinese Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan keen on the player.
Sky Sports have revealed that a deal between the two clubs is close, which would end the 25-year-old’s five-year spell with the Bees.
In that time the versatile player has clocked up over 150 appearances, which includes featuring 20 times in this campaign.
However, he has managed just 12 minutes of action in the last five games and has struggled for game time since Thomas Frank took over.
Interestingly, if he does make the move to China, he won’t be classed as a foreign player as he has Chinese heritage through his grandparents.
The rules of the league state that clubs are only allowed four foreign players and this would ensure that Yennaris doesn’t fall into that category.
Beijing Sinobo Guoan came fourth in the Chinese top-flight last season and are managed by former Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt, whilst they’ve also been in the news today as they look to finalise a deal for Spurs’ Mousa Dembele.
This is obviously a very big move for Yennaris and it must be hard for him to leave English football as that is all he has known.
In terms of his current situation at Griffin Park, he is struggling to play regularly so looking for a move makes sense.
And, if this provides him with a new challenge and is a good deal financially then he has to consider it and most Bees fans will hope it works out as he has done a lot for the club over the years.
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