Brentford to re-sign Iranian winger Saman Ghoddos just months after leaving club

Brentford are set to re-sign Iran winger Saman Ghoddos in a shock return to the Gtech Community Centre in the final week of the summer transfer window.

Ghoddos, 29, left the club in the summer as a free agent but did not sign for another club for the current campaign and has been wanted by Thomas Frank to add competition in his midfield.

Frank has been looking at attacking-midfield options, with Josh Dasilva is out injured with a hamstring problem and will miss the Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace this weekend.

In Ghoddos, Frank has a player he has previously relied upon having signed him initially on loan in 2020 while in the Championship, then playing him during the club’s promotion to the Premier League.

He played regularly in their Championship team and in the Premier League made 32 appearances in the last two seasons before his short-lived departure.

Brentford have made an excellent start to the campaign without last-season’s top scorer Ivan Toney, with a draw against Tottenham followed up with a win at Fulham last weekend. Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo have provided their firepower but Frank has been looking to add numbers to his squad in attacking areas.

Bids have been made for Fiorentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez but there has yet to be a breakthrough in the deal for the Argentina international. Nathan Collins from Wolves was the club’s big summer signing at centre-back.

Frank insisted recently that he was not looking at a like-for-like replacement at No9 for Toney. “I prefer to keep Ivan, of course, but we were quite confident that Wissa and Mbeumo will provide us goals. So will [Keane] Lewis-Potter and [Kevin] Schade. That’s why we haven’t brought in another striker,” he said.

Ahead of the Palace clash he will check on Ben Mee’s fitness as the centre-back has been recovering from a calf problem.

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