Brentford transfer targets summer 2024: Pursuit of Belgian winger to rage on

After the memorable 2022/23 Premier League season, which Brentford had, fans of the club were eager for the start of the next campaign. However, the Bees aren’t enjoying their best days at the top of English football, as after 19 matches played, Brian Mbeumo and his colleagues have recorded five wins, four draws, and 10 matches lost. The ream is in abysmal form of five consecutive losses, which definitely triggered some rumours regarding Thomas Frank’s future in charge of Brentford.

If the Danish manager doesn’t find a remedy soon, surely Brentford’s men in charge will consider other options. However, for the time being, Thomas Frank is given a vote of confidence, as he was the mastermind to put Brentford on the map. With that in mind, we are eager to tell you more about the current Brentford transfer rumours. Take a look at what the busy Bees have been up to on the transfer market in January 2024.

Brentford transfer targets, rumours and odds

Rumoured Brentford signings in January 2024

Assane Diao

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Assane Diao is a cracking player, we all know that. And if there’s something that coach Thomas Frank needs right now, it’s a difference-maker. Ivan Toney is expected to make a return for the Bees soon enough, but this doesn’t mean that the club doesn’t need more interesting goalscorers right now.

18-year-old Assane Diao could turn out to be an expensive bargain for the Bees, as he has his whole future in front of him and he has a 100m price tag on his head right now. Currently, playing for Real Betis in Spanish La Liga, Assane Diao already opened his score tab for “verdiblancos”. He took part in 12 La Liga games for Real Betis, during which he scored on two occasions. Assane Diao was also featured in all of Real Betis’ games in the Europa League this season, scoring once.

The 1.85m tall striker could prove to be the thing Frank needed, as Diao is quite adept at scoring headers, which is something Brentford haven’t been doing lately.

Johan Bakayoko

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The Belgium-born winger is one of the other players that are being mentioned in the Brentford transfer rumours lately. Thomas Frank tried to poach him before the start of the campaign, but PSV’s winger opted to stay at Philips Stadium, as he was promised more minutes.

However, has the time for change come for the 20-year-old winger, or will he decide to finish this campaign in the Eredivisie? Despite his age, he now has enough games under his belt throughout plenty of competitions. The 2023/24 Eredivisie season is his third. In total, he has 42 games for PSV in the domestic league, as well as 11 Champions League matches.

To have so much experience in a 20-year-old player is something truly precious, and coach Thoams Frank is very aware of that. Johan Bakayoko could be a great backup for Brian Mbeumo, who definitely needs a decent partner on the wing.

Rumoured Brentford transfer departures in January 2024

Ivan Toney

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It’s highly unlikely that Ivan Toney will leave the club in January, despite what the recent Brentford transfer rumours say. Coach Thomas Frank himself admitted that there is a slight chance Toney will change clubs, but for this to happen, Brentford would need an “unbelievable price” for their star player. We believe that an offer of around 120m would satisfy the Bees’ board of directors, but it’s very unlikely for any Premier League club to offer that much cash for Brentford’s star. Even Ivan Toney admitted that he owes way too much to Brentford to leave now.

Yunus Emre Konak

We are starting to see a pattern in the Bees’ transfer policy this season. According to the Brentford transfer rumours in January 2024, we have youngster Yunus Emre Konak as one of the Bees’ key transfer goals this season.

Young Yunus is about to turn 18 next week, and we are sure that a Brentford deal would be the perfect birthday present for the Sivasspor wonderkid.

Unlike Diai, Yunus operates in the midfield, which is good news for coach Thomas Frank, as he desperately needs options at the center of the park. Despite his age, Yunus already took part in 17 SuperLig games for Sivasspor this season, supplying a teammate with an assist. Yunus has the quality to turn into one of Turkey’s finest, and we are sure that under coach Thomas Frank’s guidance, he’ll do just that.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.