Liverpool register interest in 'key player' from fellow Premier League side

  • Liverpool will search for a new wide player this summer
  • French reports suggest Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo is a target
  • Bees’ boss Thomas Frank describes him as a ‘key player'
Brentford FC v Burnley FC - Premier League
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The rumour mill is not in full flight just yet, but as we turn into June, things are beginning to heat up. It is now well-known that Liverpool would like to add a wide player this summer, and already, the Reds have been linked to a host of names, both from within the Premier League and abroad in Europe. One name that has been mentioned recently is Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo.

Liverpool register interest in 'key player' from fellow Premier League side

French outlet L'Equipe state that Liverpool and Newcastle are interested in signing Mbeumo from Brentford. The 24-year-old winger has made it known recently that playing in the best-on-best competition is enticing, something that seems a bit far-fetched to happen with Brentford.

A significant ankle injury over the winter period kept Bryan Mbeumo from playing the entire 2023-24 season with the Bees, starting 22 of the 25 Premier League matches he was made available for. Despite a shortened campaign, Mbeumo still recorded nine goals and five assists in the Premier League. Only Yoane Wissa, who played nine more matches than Mbeumo, had more goal contributions for Brentford.

This isn't a breakout season for him, either. Mbeumo has been the club's assist leader in the Premier League for three seasons since they were promoted from the Championship for the first time.

Internationally, Mbeumo switched to Cameroon in 2022, making his debut in a friendly against Uzbekistan in the September window. He had French youth caps from when he was with Troyes and briefly during his time with Brentford.

To some, Mbeumo may not be a "flashy" name to sign, but he gets results and has proven experience at the Premier League level. In fact, Thomas Frank recently described the forward as a "key player," which is highlighted by his contributions to Brentford's goal tally in the Premier League.