Championship club eye move for Leeds and West Ham target - reports
By Will Butcher
Brentford are eyeing a move for Walsall wonderkid Rico Henry in a move that would see him team up with former manager Dean Smith, according to a report.
The 19-year-old has been high on the shortlist of both Leeds and West Ham throughout the transfer window, but the duo have failed to turn their interest into something more concrete.
West London Sport have claimed that the left-back could join Romaine Sawyers at Griffin Park this summer, as Smith looks to raid his old club for the second time.
The Daily Mail claimed last month that Leeds manager Garry Monk had stolen a march on his Premier League rivals West Ham to land the left-back amid concerns that current left-back Charlie Taylor could leave.
England under-19 international Henry was nominated for the Football League Young Player of the Year last season, losing out to eventual winner Lewis Cook.
He made his name with some dazzling displays from left-back for Walsall during his 44 appearances for the League One side.
The youngster has two years remaining on his deal at the Bescot Stadium, as Brentford look to complete a deal before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline.
Birmingham-born Henry has been attracting the interest of some of England’s biggest clubs, with Liverpool and Arsenal all credited with an interest.
In other Leeds transfer news, Diagouraga’s rumoured move away from Elland Road is of o surprise to fans on Twitter.