Brentford have rejected a £6.5m bid for Sergi Canos from FC Krasnodar as they look to keep hold of the influential winger ahead of the new season.
The 22-year-old had previously been attracting interest from Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht side, however the Belgian giants couldn’t come to an agreement with the Bees.
But, that isn’t the end of the transfer talk surrounding Canos, with the Sky Sports Transfer Centre (13:19) claiming that Russian top-flight outfit Krasnodar have had an offer turned down for the tricky wide man.
Whether they return with another bid remains to be seen but the chance to make the move to Europe may appeal, with Krasnodar hoping to make it to the Champions League group stages. They face Porto in their third qualifying game next week.
If Canos did leave Griffin Park it would be a significant blow to the Londoners as the former Liverpool man was a crucial player for them last season, featuring in 44 league games and contributing with seven goals and seven assists in what was a productive campaign.
There always seems to be speculation surrounding Brentford’s players and the club have shown in the past that they will cash in if the right offer arrives.
However, they need to do all they can to keep this group together as they have a lot of talent and could be in the running for promotion if they do.
Canos is key to that as he is still young and improving and has the potential to be a standout player in the Championship.
Having said that, European football, and a likely increase in wages, may appeal to the winger and if he tries to force through a move it could make it difficult for Brentford to keep him. So, it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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