According to Sky Germany, Brentford FC had an offer for Dawid Kownacki rejected in January by Fortuna Düsseldorf.
The offer was around €2 million. It was likely rejected as Düsseldorf are currently chasing promotion and need Kownacki to spearhead their attack. The 26-year-old is to leave Düsseldorf in the summer as his contract expires. Kownacki has played 25 games for Düsseldorf this season scoring 12 and assisting seven.
However, a host of Bundesliga clubs are also interested in signing Kownacki. Union Berlin and Freiburg are currently the favourites in securing the signature of the 26-year-old, but Eintracht Frankfurt, Mainz 05 and Borussia Mönchengladbach are also interested in Kownacki.
Brentford’s current striker, Ivan Toney’s future is currently unknown as he is set to face punishment for a vast amount of betting-related incidences.
The signing of Kownacki would have been the second time Brentford have signed a player from the 2.Bundesliga as in 2020 they signed Vitaly Janelt from Bochum for €600k.
GGFN | Jack Meenan