Report: Leicester want Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo
Leicester City are interested in signing Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo, according to a report from French outlet Foot Mercato.
Like so many before him at Griffin Park, Mbeumo has proved to be an inspired addition for the Bees. He scored 16 goals and provided seven assists during his first season in the Championship.
He arguably went a little more under the radar than he perhaps should have done amongst those who did not watch Brentford week-in, week-out.
And that was largely down to the form of teammates Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins. But his form has seemingly not escaped the attention of Leicester.
According to Foot Mercato, the Foxes are taking a look at the 21-year-old.
It is not clear what Brentford’s demands for Mbeumo shall be. Sky Sports noted earlier this month that the other members of the lethal ‘BMW’ forward line will cost at least £25 million each.
So it would not be a surprise if Thomas Frank’s men demanded a similar figure for Mbeumo. He is a few years younger than both Watkins and Benrahma, so Brentford will surely take into account his potential.
And if they do lose Benrahma, Watkins or both, perhaps they may be inclined to demand even more should Leicester make a bid for Mbeumo.
Replacing any of the trio will be tough – although Brentford will surely have plans already in place – but finding targets to come in for all three would simply be a monumental task.
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