A report from FootballLeagueWorld today has claimed that Sheffield United, West Brom, Nottingham Forest, and others are all keen on signing Brentford striker, Marcus Forss.
The Finland international played in Euro 2020 this summer, albeit briefly, coming off the bench twice. And now, after falling out favour at Brentford, the Forss is a wanted man.
FLW claim that The Bees are open to letting Forss leave on loan in January. As yet, the 22-year-old has yet to score in the Premier League. The likes of Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbuemo, and Yoane Wissa are among those ahead of the striker in the pecking order. And according to FLW, Sheffield United, West Brom and a host of other Championship clubs have all enquired about the Finland man.
Forss only signed a new long-term deal with Brentford in December 2020. That contract runs until 2026, so any permanent move at this stage seems unlikely at best.
Marcus Forss To Sheffield United Unlikely As Things Stand
While this isn’t questioning the reports here or sourcing, a move for the Brentford striker would seem a bizarre one from a Blades point of view. Strikers are the last thing Paul Heckingbottom needs, given the amount of players already at his disposal.
Of course, Rhian Brewster has suffered an injury. However, United are still left with David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp, while Oli McBurnie, Lys Mousset, Oliver Burke, and Iliman Ndiaye are all on the books. Not to mention the fact Daniel Jebbison is currently on loan at Burton.
Heckingbottom’s decision to play with two or three forwards recently does mean the attacking players at United might get more of a look in soon. However, it doesn’t mean he wants a new man in either. Further to that, we also understand ‘Hecky’ is more keen on landing a defender and midfielder in the window if he can.
Finally, it’s not like Forss is a guarantee of goals. Zero in the PL, and only 10 last term hardly light the stats sheets up.
Ultimately, it would be a huge surprise to see Marcus Forss end up at Bramall Lane come January’s end.