As Ivan Toney"s future remains uncertain, Brentford are scrutinizing the striker market ahead of the winter transfer window. The Bees would like to strengthen in the offensive sector even if their star scorer were to stay. One of the priority targets is the young Brazilian Marcos Leonardo, who plays for Santos.
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Only 20 years old, Marcos Leonardo has already distinguished himself with the Santos jersey by scoring 50 goals in all competitions in 155 matches. Despite his modest size (1m75), he shows formidable efficiency in front of goal and draws comparisons with the legend Neymar, also trained at Santos. His technique and sense of goal have already caught the eye of European recruiters.
Brentford appreciates the profile of this pure number 9 capable of playing alone up front. The English leaders would like to attract this promising young talent this winter in order to strengthen their attack line. Marcos Leonardo could provide an alternative solution to Ivan Toney, who is also popular with several big clubs including Chelsea.
🚨 Before signing João Pedro, Brighton moved for Santos wonderkid Marcos Leonardo. The striker’s camp confirmed they had contact with the club, and Leonardo wanted to join.
— Brighton Bubble (@BrightonBubble) September 26, 2023