According to Spanish publication El Periódico de Aragon (EPdA), London side Brentford has their eyes set on Spanish ace Borja Iglesias.

EPdA say that Iglesias “is in progress to reach 20 goals in the league,” citing then that Brentford have turned in to “another of the English clubs that follow the player.” Currently the on-loan 25-year-old frontman is on 15 goals for Real Zaragoza, and is in fourth place in the race for La Liga 2’s golden boot.

Iglesias is on loan at the La Segunda side from La Liga side Celta Vigo, having arrived there after transferring from Villareal’s C side on a free transfer at the opening of the summer 2013 transfer window. In addition to the 15 goals since the start of his season-long loan move, the Santiago de Compostela-born striker has also provided four assists – these adding to his all-round game.

His contract is due to end in June 2019, and the player is yet to come to an agreement about an extension to his existing deal that would see him remain at Celta Vigo. Progression with Zaragoza in the second tier of Spanish football is said by EPdA to be “impossible“, with the Spaniards needing to gain promotion to make that a viable choice for the free-scoring forward.

Brentford are cited as amongst many English clubs watching him, with EPdA saying that “several scouts of the Premier [League] and Championship are going to La Romareda [Zaragoza’s ground].” Brentford will have to battle it out with these clubs, Swansea and Celtic being the sides named in the article.

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