Brentford to battle Red Bull Salzburg for Sturm Graz striker Marco Djuricin

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Championship side Brentford are keen on signing Austrian Under-21 international Marco Djuricin.

22-year-old Djuricin currently plies his trade with Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga, and has netted 17 goals in 21 games this season.

Bees head coach Mark Warburton is said to be keen on adding more firepower to his promotion fighting squad this month, with the newly-promoted side looking to cement their play-off credentials in the coming months. Although sitting in sixth place, the West London side are one of the lower scoring promotion chasers, and Warburton is looking to strengthen the attacking ranks to provide both depth and talent to the Griffin Park outfit.

According to Get West London, the Austrian youngster is being targeted by the Bees, but are facing competition for his signature from Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg, who can offer Europa League football this season, as well as a likely league winners medal.

After starting his career with German side Hertha Berlin, Djuricin completed a switch to Strum Graz in 2013, and has scored 24 goals in 44 games since making the move to his homeland. He has also scored twice for Austria’s Under-21 side in eight appearances, and Brentford securing his signing would be considered a real coup for the Championship side.

Djuricin’s contract is set to expire over the summer, and amidst the interest - with Sturm Graz looking likely to miss out of European qualification - he could well look to leave the club. The Bees could look to take advantage of his expiring deal by securing the forward over January, with Die Schwoazn willing to cash in on their prospect rather than lose him on a free.

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