Celtic’s hopes of signing Romaine Sawyers may be boosted.
Brentford have been busy in the transfer market this summer, and another player could be heading to Griffin Park in the coming days.
David Raya, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock and Christian Norgaard have all joined the ambitious Bees, bolstering Thomas Frank’s squad ahead of the new season.
Now, Ekstrabladet in Denmark report that Celta Vigo are poised to sell Mathias Jensen to Brentford in a deal worth €4million (£3.6million), representing another major addition.
He’s the latest Danish midfielder to join the club alongside Norgaard, with compatriot Frank seemingly using his knowledge of the Danish game to lure Jensen away from Celta, just a year since he left FC Nordsjaelland.
The 23-year-old is an exciting signing, having hit 12 goals and 10 assists in his final season with Nordsjaelland, but the fact that another playmaker appears to be heading to West London may point towards Romaine Sawyers heading out.
The Daily Record reported earlier this week that Celtic had failed with a £1.5million bid for Sawyers, but are set to return with a £2.5million offer to sign the 27-year-old.
Brentford may well feel that the time is right to cash in on Sawyers, and signing a younger replacement with a greater statistical output certainly fits in with the way that the Bees do business under Matthew Benham.
Celtic’s hopes of securing a deal for Sawyers appear to be growing, and teeing up this deal for Jensen – who is believed to be in London already – may well give Celtic another signing in the coming days.