Report: Brentford on the verge of signing French defender Maxime Colin from Anderlecht

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The Championship side look to have found a new right-back.

A report in Belgium is claiming that Brentford are looking at the signature of Anderlecht right-back Maxime Collin.

It is reported by La Derniere Heure that Brentford are keen on signing the 23-year-old right-back to strengthen their first-team squad.

They claim that Colin was in London yesterday to discuss terms with the club about coming in to replace Moses Odubajo – who recently left the club to join Hull City.

Colin is a former French Under-20 international who has previously played for the likes of Boulogne and Troyes in the French league. He joined Anderlecht last summer but has failed to establish himself at the club. Last season he played just 18 times for the Belgian giants and is deemed surplus to requirements.

If he were to arrive at Griffin Park he would not be the only Frenchman at the club.

He would join Toumani Diagouraga, Raphael Calvet and Yoann Barbet in the Francophone division.

Brentford, who are adopting a ‘Moneyballl’ style technique to signing players this summer, have already snapped nine new signings ahead of the new season, ten if you include their new manager Marinus Dijkhuizen.

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