Brentford have reportedly turned to Antalyaspor’s Haji Wright as they hunt for potential striking reinforcements. The Bees have already delved into the transfer market to land Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Kevin Schade this month.
According to journalist Tom Bogert on Twitter, the Bees have now made an ‘offer’ for Wright. The USA international caught the eye at the World Cup last month in Qatar and fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace are also said to be keen.
Championship outfit Hull City tried to lure him over to England last summer. Hull Live claim the Tigers agreed a fee but weren’t able to lure him to the Championship in the end and brought in Colombia international Oscar Estupinan from Vitória de Guimarães instead.
Brentford have now apparently identified him as someone to add cover and competition for Ivan Toney up front. He has chipped in with 10 goals so far this season in the Turkish Super Lig.
Wright, 24, started out at LA Galaxy before moving over to Europe as a youngster to join Schalke in 2016. The Los Angeles-born man has since played for the likes of Sandhausen, VVV-Venlo and SønderjyskE but has really found his feet in Turkey over the past year-and-a-half.
Brentford will be awaiting to see Antalyaspor’s response to their bid for the forward. Thomas Frank’s side are in action this weekend against Bournemouth at home.