Brentford’s hopes of landing Sunderland ace dashed as Sergi Canos update emerges

Latest news on the transfer front involving Brentford ahead of the deadline

Brentford target Ross Stewart picked up an Achilles injury playing for Sunderland away at Fulham over the weekend and is poised for a lenghty spell on the sidelines. The Bees will have to look elsewhere for striking reinforcements between now and the end of the transfer window on Tuesday.

The Daily Record claim the Scotland international has been on their ‘radar’ as they weigh up potential forward to compete with Ivan Toney. However, there is no way he will be leaving the Stadium of Light this winter now.

Stewart, 26, has been on fire for the Black Cats this term and his injury is a huge blow for Tony Mowbray’s side. Since joining the North East club from Ross County back in 2021, he has scored an impressive 40 goals in 80 games in all competitions.

It has been a quiet month in terms of incomings at Brentford but a few players have left on loan such as Mads Bech Sorensen, Paris Maghoma and Tarique Fosu. Sergi Canos could potentially leave and has been made available for transfer.

Sky Sports (live transfer blog, 30.01.23, 10.30) report he ‘remains available’ for a fee of £2.5million but there is yet to be a ‘concrete buyer’. Spanish side Valencia have been linked recently.

In other Brentford news, Hull City would take Keane Lewis-Potter back on loan and their vice-chairman Tan Kesler has told Hull Live: “We’d more than open to take him back for a certain period of time, to help him build his confidence, and the ball is in their court now. They seem to be happy with him, and hopefully Keano is happy as well. From Brentford’s side, no, because they’re happy with him, but it all boils down to the player.”