Spread the love

Beesotted can confirm Brentford have made a bid for Dutch forward Sebastian Haller. The bid is believed to be in the region of €3million – not €6m as previously stated.

The French 6 ft 2in U21 striker scored 11 goals and got 5 assists in 17 appearances whilst on loan to Eredivise team FC Utrecht last season from Auxerre. He signed to them for €800k euros in the closed season.



Speaking to our Dutch contacts, they describe Haller as a strong, fast attacker. Held his own in the Eredivisie last season and is seen as an excellent footballer.

Utrecht already have a replacement for Haller in Ruud Boymans.

He will be well known to Marinus Dijkhuizen who’s team Excelsior played against Utrecht last season – scoring a penalty in the 2-2 last game of the season which guaranteed Excelsior survival in the Eredivisie.

Last weekend he scored his first 2 goals of the season in Uterecht’s 3-2 defeat against Feyenoord.

With the on-going Andre Gray saga, with Hull having submitted a number of bids for the £7m-rated striker, Brentford will be looking for cover in that position.

Marinus Dijkhuizen is not happy at the prospect of losing Gray. When Beesotted met the manager at the beginning of the season, he stressed how important he felt he was to the team.

However, with Hull waving a huge financial carrot in Gray’s face with his agent working overtime to get his client a move … and with Gray recently dropped to the bench against Ipswich after declaring himself “not mentally ready” to start the match, Brentford have been forced to investigate other options.

And with a price of €3M euros, Brentford may look to buy Haller regardless of what Hull decide to do or not do with the Gray sale – in anticipation of further Gray transfer disruption down the line.

It is believed Haller is just one of a number of options Brentford are currently looking at including Austria Vienna midfielder Phillip Schobesberger who Beesotted have been talking about for the past months – and expect business to be wrapped up by the time the window closes at the end of August.