Brentford looked into late transfer deal for striker but nothing materialised

Latest news on the transfer front involving Brentford following the end of the transfer window

It ended up being a quiet January transfer window at Brentford and attacker Kevin Schade was the only arrival from German side Eintracht Frankfurt. The Bees didn’t want to rush into any signings and were cautious with their recruitment as usual.

However, according to journalist Tomasz Włodarczyk (via Sport Witness), Thomas Frank’s side ‘asked’ about signing Fortuna Düsseldorf’s forward Dawid Kownacki. Bundesliga pair Borussia Mönchengladbach and Frankfurt were also interested but he ended up staying put.

Brentford could have seen Kownacki as someone to add more competition and depth to their options in attack. They are short up top and back-up to Ivan Toney would have been useful.

Kownacki, 25, is out of contract at the end of this season and is due to become a free agent in June as things stand. He has been in good form in the Bundesliga.2 this term and has scored eight league goals.

He joined Düsseldorf back in 2020 from Sampdoria and has since fired 19 goals in 86 matches in all competitions. The Poland international also had a spell on loan at Lech Poznan last year.

In other news, Schade was on Everton’s radar earlier in the window according to The Guardian. The struggling Toffees missed out on him to Brentford.