Borussia Dortmund are ‘keeping tabs’ on former West Brom youth player Marcus Forss following his excellent form for club and country this season, according to Athletic journalist David Ornstein.
The 21-year-old Brentford striker has four Championship goals to his name this season as he looks to have found his feet in England’s second tier.
Forss also opened his account for his country in the recent international break as he scored Finland’s first in a historic 2-0 win over France.
Ornstein is reporting that two Bundesliga clubs, one of which is Borussia Dortmund, were present to watch him score his first international goal which highlights how big a mistake the Baggies may have made in letting Forss go.
Forss was released by the Baggies when he was 17 after joining the club as a 13-year-old and he ended up at Brentford as a free agent in 2018.
After impressing in the Bees’ B team he was moved to the first team this season and he has scored four goals in nine Championship games.
Forss is yet to start this season which makes his record even more impressive. He has scored his four goals in 168 minutes of second-tier football meaning he is averaging a goal every 42 minutes.
He has already haunted the Baggies this season as he scored Brentford’s second equaliser in the Carabao Cup match that the Bees eventually won on penalties.
Albion could do with a young, hungry, talented striker at the moment as they are struggling for goals in the Premier League.
This makes it so frustrating that Albion have let such a talented individual slip through their fingers.
However, Brentford do have an excellent youth set up which means Forss may never have developed as he has if he stayed at West Brom.