Nottingham Forest target Emiliano Marcondes has told Danish outlet Bold that contract talks with Brentford have stalled.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the Bees midfielder along with Championship rivals QPR.
Marcondes signed for Brentford in 2018 (Sky Sports) and is now an integral member of Thomas Frank’s team.
The 25-year-old has made 23 appearances this season, scoring once and claiming two assists.
He has made 18 appearances in the midfield engine room and a further five in the No.10 role behind a striker.
Now, Marcondes has stated that a new deal hasn’t been signed just yet.
He has however, hinted he is happy at Brentford whilst also ruling out a move back to Denmark where he previously excelled at Nordsjaelland and Midtjylland.
He told Bold: “We have negotiated and tried to reach an agreement but for several reasons, it has not succeeded yet.
“I love playing in Brentford, where we have a mega-cool project that I would like to be a part of, so it’s quite possible that we end up agreeing.
“Everything is open and there are lots of opportunities, all I do is focus on playing.”
Would Marcondes be a good addition for Forest?
A proven Championship player like the Danish player would be ideal for the Reds.
It has to be said though that the chances look unlikely given these comments.
Marcondes is perhaps stalling for now but it does sound as though he is relatively happy in the capital.
Brentford are sat fourth in the division and will be eyeing a place in next season’s Premier League.
If they get there, surely Marcondes will want to stick with the club ahead of next season.
A number of factors could be stopping him from committing right now and all Forest can do is wait and see what happens.
The midfielder is comfortable on the ball, is capable of winning it back and at 25 there is still time for him to improve.
Marcondes’ contract situation is definitely one ofr Forest to keep an eye on.