Hibs' Florian Kamberi linked with Brentford and three other clubs - reports

Clubs in the English Championship are monitoring the progress of Hibs striker Florian Kamberi.

Saturday, 13th July 2019, 10:29 am
Florian Kamberi is a reported target for Brentford
Florian Kamberi is a reported target for Brentford

The 24-year-old Swiss has two years remaining on his deal at Hibs and despite a tumultuous campaign last term, his stock is still high enough for clubs in England’s second tier to keep an eye on his progress.

Brentford are aware of the player and are keen to reinforce their forward line with the imminent departure of star striker Neal Maupay, but the Evening News understands that they are some way off from making a concrete bid.

Middlesbrough and Swansea City are also credited with an interest in the former Grasshoppers player.

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Kamberi was the subject of interest from Croatian side Osijek earlier this summer, with Hibees head coach Paul Heckingbottom adamant that the Swiss forward was very much part of his plans for the 2019/20 campaign

Heckingbottom said: "Every player has his value, 100 per cent. But Flo is our player and we are looking to build the squad.

“We are not in the position of having to sell, we’re not scratching about desperate to pay bills and things like that. We want to create something.

"We are not looking to sell anyone and Flo is definitely part of our plans going forward.”

While the Edinburgh club are generally well-stocked for attackers, Kamberi is one of just three out-and-out strikers at Easter Road alongside summer signing Christian Doidge and youngster Oli Shaw.

Hibs took South African international Ryan Moon on trial, but the former Kaizer Chiefs forward failed to win a deal in the Capital despite scoring once and featuring in three pre-season friendlies.