Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Brentford winger Bryan Mbeumo according to Foot Mercato.
The Frenchman played his part for the Bees in the 2019/20 season, chipping in with 17 goals and eight assists in 49 appearances for Thomas Frank’s side.
But his efforts weren’t quite enough as Brentford missed out on promotion into the Premier League, after being beaten by Fulham in the Championship play-off final.
Their failure to win promotion is likely to mean that some of their key players are attracting interest from other clubs before the new season gets under way.
Leicester City finished fifth in the Premier League table, and will be eager to make the necessary additions to their squad ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
Brendan Rodgers already has some strong options available to him in wide areas of the pitch, but he’s clearly keen to add much-needed strength in depth to his team in the near future.
Leicester’s first league game back in action is against newly-promoted West Brom at The Hawthorns, in what could be a tricky test for the Foxes.
Whilst Brentford take on Birmingham City in their season opener on 12th September, and they’ll be hoping to get off to a positive start in this year’s league campaign.
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I can understand their thinking behind this one.
Mbeumo caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for Brentford last season, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see other clubs register their interest in landing his signature.
I have my doubts as to whether he’d be a regular starter straight away in the Leicester City team, as they have better options available to them at the moment.
But in the long-term, I like the sound of this deal, as he’s more than capable of continuing to develop as a player in English football.