Brentford look set to pip United to free signing of Thomas Strakosha

Brentford look set to pip Manchester United to free signing of Thomas Strakosha after his exit from Lazio with the Albanian goalkeeper ‘undergoing a medical’ with the Premier League club

  • Brentford look to have beaten Man United to the signing of Thomas Strakosha
  • Albanian goalkeeper was a free agent following his exit from Italian side Lazio
  • United thought they had won the race for the 27-year-old last week
  • Bees are also finalising a £20m deal for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter

Brentford look to have beaten Manchester United to the signing of goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha. 

The Albanian was a free agent following his exit from Lazio and United thought they had won the race for the 27-year-old last week as they sought out a replacement for Dean Henderson, who joined Nottingham Forest. 

Strakosha had been in talks with Chelsea amid a potential move, with Thomas Tuchel seeing him as a replacement should Kepa Arrizabalaga leave the club. He was also in talks with Fulham.

Brentford look to have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Thomas Strakosha


It’s a huge coup for Thomas Frank (left), with Erik ten Hag (right) searching for another keeper

But now it is the Bees who are set to snap him up, sensationally beating the Red Devils to his signing. 

Reports in Italy claim that the goalkeeper is now undergoing his medical at the Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford are also finalising a £20m deal for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter. 

The 21-year-old has left Hull’s training camp in Turkey ahead of what will be a club-record signing for the Bees.

The 27-year-old made 208 appearances for Lazio across his seven seasons at the club 

The England Under 21 international has been on Brentford’s radar for the past year and they failed in their attempts to land him in January.

But the Bees returned with a sizeable offer, believed to include an initial fee in the region of £16million, that the Championship club deemed acceptable.

Lewis-Potter is boarding a plane from Istanbul, where Hull lost to Fenerbahce on Sunday, and heading to complete a step up into the Premier League.

The winger is expected to land a six-year contract, significantly improving his salary in the process.

A host of top-flight clubs have kept tabs on the forward but Brentford’s interest has been consistent.

Keane Lewis-Potter is leaving Hull City’s pre-season tour to finalise a £20m move to Brentford

Lewis-Potter has been at Hull – his hometown club – since the age of 14 and was the Tigers’ top scorer last season with 13 goals in 48 appearances.

Thomas Frank is adding youth to his squad over the summer, with Bologna full-back Aaron Hickey, 20, having already joined.

The Bees have also made an enquiry for Wolfsburg forward Omar Marmoush, who spent last season on loan at Stuttgart.




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