Don’t wait around for updates – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today!
Premier League new boys Brentford have been dealt a transfer blow after a late snub from Gremio ace Vanderson – despite striking a verbal agreement with the Brazilian.
The Bees have been busy ahead of the January transfer window reopening in the next few weeks.
And Thomas Frank had earmarked the full-back to bolster his squad ahead of the second half of the season.
But despite agreeing on a deal and booking Vanderson onto flights to Rio de Janeiro to try and secure a work visa, Brentford have been gazumped at the 11th hour by French giants Monaco.
According to a report from UOL, Vanderson even emailed Brentford to apologise after his transfer U-turn.
The report goes on to outline that negotiations were concluded swiftly after Monaco made a late bid to hijack Brentford's move for the attack-minded full-back.
Vanderson, who was also on the transfer radar of Arsenal and Tottenham according to previous reports, was swayed by the chance to 'win titles' with Monaco rather than complete his switch to London.
Although missing out on the Gremio ace is a blow, Brentford still have plenty of reasons to be cheerful heading into Christmas.
Who do you think will be the biggest spenders in the January transfer window? Let us know in the comments section…
The Bees are sat in 12th spot and are nine points clear of the relegation zone as they continue to impress in their first-ever season in the Premier League.
It's believed that the west London side are keen to bolster their squad in the winter transfer window to ensure they avoid being dragged into a survival slugfest later in the season.
As well as impressing in the league, Brentford ran London rivals Chelsea close in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night.
Despite being edged out 2-0 by a couple of late goals, Frank was pleased with the runout his squad got after their previous Premier League fixture was postponed amid rising Covid-19 cases.
Don't miss a thing with our football updates!
Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?
Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!
From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.
How do you sign up?
It only takes a matter of seconds.
Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.
And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.
You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.
“I think the game was very important for us to get up to speed,” said Frank, who takes his side to Brighton on Boxing Day.
“After six days where we couldn’t train – yes they were running but it’s not the same – you saw the impact of that when training (resumed).
“There were quite a few of the players that didn’t feel that fresh and were struggling in certain spells. They got through it because it was only six days but now the system just got that boost and they will be ready to go on Boxing Day.”
- Premier League
- Brentford FC
- AS Monaco FC
Source: Read Full Article