Brentford line up January move for Real Betis winger Diao

Brentford are lining up a January move for Real Betis winger Assane Diao. 

The Bees wanted to sign another front-line player in the summer and Diao has emerged as a new target following his impressive breakthrough this term.

The 18-year-old made his Spain U21 debut in October and has scored four goals in 11 first-team appearances for Betis so far.

A right-footer who predominantly plays on the left, one of his goals came playing as a right-winger against Sparta Prague in the Europa League, capitalising on a mistake by the goalkeeper to put Betis ahead.

Diao is among several targets ahead of January that also still includes Johan Bakayoko at PSV Eindhoven, after Brentford tried to sign him right up until the deadline in August.

He has since been starring for the Dutch club in the Champions League, scoring against Lens, while he has also been of interest to other big clubs on the hunt for a new winger, including Tottenham.