Brentford have made a £4million bid for Olympiakos defender Bjorn Engles, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Brentford have made a £4million bid for Olympiakos defender Bjorn Engles, could this be John Egan’s replacement?

The 23-year-old Belgian has emerged as Brentford’s top target to replace John Egan, who joined Sheffield United last week, the 25-year-old defender scored seven goals in 71 games during two seasons with the Championship side, following a switch from Gillingham.

In the 2017 summer transfer window, Engels was linked with a move to English sides Arsenal Fulham and Stoke City. Ultimately, Greek Superleague side Olympiacos agreed with Club Brugge on the transfer fee of €7.1 million.

On 22 October 2017, Engels’s goal earned the victory in the derby against rivals PAOK. Belgian centre-back struck six minutes after half-time, bundling the ball home after a Kostas Fortounis free-kick caused panic in the PAOK penalty box to win three vital points for the defending champions.

The defender is a former Belgium U21 international and has three years left on his Olympiakos contract.

Last night, it was reported that Brentford have rejected a £15million bid for Leicester City for hot prospect Chris Mepham.

According to Evening Standard, Brentford refuse to sell Chris Mepham to Bournemouth or Leicester City for less than £15million.

Mepham, 20, is highly-rated at the club and Brentford believe his value will continue to rise in the future.

Although, Brentford will fight to keep Mepham and they will demand as much as £20m for the young defender who has shown he will be key to their promotion chances in the Championship.


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