Brentford have turned down a £5.5 million bid from AFC Bournemouth for defender Chris Mepham, according to West London Sport.
The Bees do not want to sell their highly-rated centre-back and have turned down the Premier League side’s hefty bid for him.
The 20 year-old has broken into the Brentford first-team this season and has impressed many with his solid performances and no-nonsense defending. He is being tipped for a big future in the game and is obviously rated very highly by Brentford as they have turned down a bid of £5.5 million for him.
They obviously value him higher than that already. He is now a regular for the Wales U21 squad and it is only a matter of time before he gets called up to their senior side.
He made his debut for Brentford in an FA Cup tie against Eastleigh in January 2017. He signed a new five-year deal in August and has been called into the first-team ever since Brentford sold Harlee Dean to Birmingham City in the summer.
He joined Brentford’s academy when he was 14. He had previously been at the Chelsea youth set-up but made the switch across London. This move has certainly worked out for him.
Many believe that Mepham will go onto play in the Premier League one day. Brentford are obviously not wanting to sell him just yet and you would expect him to remain at Griffin Park after turning down AFC Bournemouth’s bid today.