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Tottenham Hotspur target Marcus Fotss pens new deal with Brentford

It was reported earlier this year that Tottenham Hotspur were keeping tabs on Brentford’s Finnish striker Marcus Forss.

According to the BBC, the 21-year-old has now penned fresh terms with the Bees. The new deal will see the striker commit his future to the club until 2026. While it does not negate the chances of other clubs making a bid, Brentford will now be negotiating from a position of strength.

Forss joined Brentford from West Bromwich Albion in 2017. He initially spent time in the club’s youth academy and even joined AFC Wimbledon on loan for the 2019/20 campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur target Marcus Forss has penned fresh terms with Brentford

Tottenham Hotspur target Marcus Forss has penned fresh terms with Brentford

His spell at Wimbledon was cut short in January 2020 and he would return early. However, he left behind an excellent impression at Plough Lane. Forss scored 12 goals in just 22 appearances and was recognized with the club’s Young Player of the Year award. The striker also went on to win the EFL Young Player of the Month award for October. Quite a feat for a player in just half a season.

The youngster made his senior debut for Finland in November and promptly went on to score that night against World champions France. Forss has found opportunities easier to come by at Brentford this season and has made 22 appearances scoring seven goals. (h/t Transfermarkt)

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Brentford are currently fourth in the table and could once again be in contention for promotion. Having lost Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma in the summer, Forss has given the Bees a boost. A clinical player, he has a 50% conversion rate from his shots taken.

While his numbers are nowhere extraordinary, there is enough promise to suggest he could turn into an excellent striker in the future. The player was on Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s radar and even attracted attention from Borussia Dortmund. (h/t Eurosport)

Marcus Forss has shown plenty of potential at Brentford

Marcus Forss has shown plenty of potential at Brentford (Getty Images)

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Forss is certainly a player to keep an eye on. He has the potential to develop and could become a dependable star for someone in the future. If Tottenham are serious about developing a young striker to back up Harry Kane and co, Forss is a worthwhile option.

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