Brentford suffer double transfer blow with with two key targets opting against a move to the Bees

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Brentford have had a tough start to the summer missing out on two key targets.

Thomas Frank had been eyeing Danish full-back Rasmus Kristensen, who is regarded as the best full back in the Austrian league.

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His decision to move to Yorkshire instead of London will likely affect the transfer plans of the Bees, who are looking to bolster their full back options ahead of the next season.

Ukraine’s midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk reacts during the friendly football match between German Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)Ukraine’s midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk reacts during the friendly football match between German Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Ukraine’s midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk reacts during the friendly football match between German Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Brentford have also been monitoring sensational winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is on the verge of joining Bayer Leverkusen.

According to a report on Sky Sports, Mudryk was one of Brentford’s top targets in January but they were unable to agree a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk, who were asking for more than £20m at that time.

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Mudryk and Shakhtar have been unable to play since then, however, due to the suspension of the Ukrainian Premier League.

Salzburg's Danish defender Rasmus Kristensen reacts during the UEFA Champions League group A football match (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)Salzburg's Danish defender Rasmus Kristensen reacts during the UEFA Champions League group A football match (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Salzburg's Danish defender Rasmus Kristensen reacts during the UEFA Champions League group A football match (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Mudryk scored two goals and nine assists in 19 appearances across all competitions last season, before the Russian invasion halted the league with Brentford silently optimistic of a move.

However now it appears he is on the verge of a move to the Bundesliga.

These two recent stumbles in the transfer window, added to the Christian Eriksen saga, is making for an interesting summer for the Bees, who enjoyed a bright first season in the Premier League.

With the transfer window opening in just 24 hours, it will be interesting to see how well the board and the manager handle adding quality to a team that exceeded expectations last season.

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