Brentford are one of the clubs to have shown interest in Schalke’s Mehmet Can Aydın. The 19-year-old was promoted to the first team last April. Operating in midfield, he made six appearances in the Bundesliga last season.

Aydın has largely been used as a right wing-back this campaign, managing a goal and an assist in 14 league appearances in the second division.

The Germany U20 international’s contract expires in June and Schalke ‘want to extend’ his deal, according to Sport1. Their sporting director, Rouven Schröder, is ‘certain’ the young talent is ‘already an important part of the team’ and should remain at the club in the long-term.

The 2.Bundesliga side are keen to extend his contract ‘as soon as possible, but it remains to be seen what the player wants.

It’s said Aydın has ‘attractive offers’ from clubs across Europe and this is when Brentford get a mention. Thomas Frank’s side are one of the ‘six clubs interested’ in the teenager.

Along with the Bees, Real Betis, Anderlecht, Lille, Marseille and Parma are also interested in Aydın.

With Schalke wanting to secure his long-term future and six clubs wanting to sign him, Sport1 states the German ‘wants to make a decision this month’.