Rated at £2 million according to the report, the Bees want to bring in the Swiss striker to replace Neal Maupay and Olly Watkins, should they sell the pair for good money.
He missed the recent League Cup clash between Hibs and Stirling Albion. Manager Paul Heckingbottom has provided the reason as to why his talisman missed the Forthbank clash.
He told NTOF and the assembled media: “He’s just been running with Boyle and Porteous. They’ve been doing a bit of extra work on the training ground.”
When asked about whether Hibs needed that extra bit of cutting edge against the Binos, Heckingbottom said: “We had the cutting edge we just didn’t take the chances.
“We’ve been scoring goals and creating lots of chances. Each game has been the same. On another day they might all go in.”
Hibs needed Kamberi against Stirling and they can’t lose him to the likes of Brentford just yet
If Hibs had Kamberi at their disposal at Forthbank, perhaps the outcome would have been different. The striker has been looking sharp all pre-season, scoring two in the three games he’s played in.
Kamberi could have made all the difference for Hibs. It just shows why they can’t afford to lose him just yet.
Yes, he did have a poor season by his standards last term. Out of the strikers at the club though, he is still their most reliable source of goals. You know he’ll hit at least 10 in a poor season, and if he gets firing, he’ll hit 20.
With the new ownership and takeover giving the club a cash injection, they shouldn’t need to sell their prize assets. If a big bid comes in for him then circumstances change, but even at £2 million, the Hibees would be better holding on to him.
On his day he’s a lethal frontman. With service, he’ll score for fun this season.
The Binos clash shows how much Hibs need Kamberi and how much they can’t afford to sell him to the likes of Brentford this transfer window.