Leeds United and Brentford are hoping to wrap up a deal to sign Amiens’ Moussa Konate today according to a report from French publication L’Equipe.
The 25-year-old striker, who has been capped 25 times by Senegal and was in their World Cup squad this summer, started his career in his native country before moving to Israel to sign for Maccabai Tel Aviv. After an impressive display in the 2012 Olympics, which included a goal against Great Britain, he earned a move to FC Krasnodar in Russia. Then after a loan with Italian side Genoa and a stint in Switzerland with Sion, he headed to France to play for Amiens in 2017.
Konate has been impressive since signing for Amiens and that means he might be leaving far before his four-year contract with the club indicated. It has already been noted that Leeds are interested in signing him. Even though they have already signed Patrick Bamford during this transfer window, they are wanting another striker so they always have enough firepower and believe Konate could make a serious impact for them in the Sky Bet Championship.
But now they are being joined in that race by Brentford who have some money to spend after selling John Egan to Sheffield United earlier in the summer. The Bees have done well signing relative unknowns from abroad in recent history and think that Konate could end up being a star player for them should he decide to head to Griffin Park rather than Elland Road on Transfer Deadline Day today.