Nottingham Forest target Emiliano Marcondes will leave Brentford this summer, the club’s official website has confirmed.
The Danish midfielder will see his contract expire next month and he will now seek a new challenge for 2021/22.
It doesn’t seem as though he’ll be short of suitors. He has been a magnificent servant to Brentford, proving a quality Championship player.
Marcondes leaves on a high. He scored as the Bees defeated Swansea 2-0 at Wembley to reach the Premier League for the first time.
Talks had stalled over a new contract though and now the player has been sent on his way.
The Daily Mail linked Forest, Norwich and QPR with a move for the midfielder and competition for his signature will be fierce.
In total, Marcondes played 97 times for the Bees, scoring seven goals and claiming 13 assists for the team.
His game is about far more than goal contributions though.
He brings other players into play, works hard and can play in a couple of midfield roles.
At 26, Marcondes has the potential to improve and perhaps more crucially he wouldn’t command a transfer fee.
The former Denmark under-21 international has also played for Nordsjaelland and Midtjylland during his career.
Forest must try and sign Marcondes
This is exactly the sort of signing the Reds should be looking at ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Marcondes is proven at second-tier level and it’s perhaps a surprise that Brentford have parted with him.
He played a decent part in helping the Bees secure promotion and will have plenty of offers.
If Forest are serious about being in the higher echelons of the Championship next season, then signing players with the quality of Marcondes is a must.
Given his age and the fact he’s available for free makes signing the energetic Dane a complete no-brainer for Forest.