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Premier League side pull plug on ‘Norwegian Neymar’ transfer after discovering ‘potentially serious injury’ in medical

BRENTFORD’S move for Antonio Nusa is off after a serious injury was found in his medical.

The Club Brugge winger has been dubbed the “Norwegian Neymar.”

A serious knee injury was discovered during Antonio Nusa's medical

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A serious knee injury was discovered during Antonio Nusa’s medicalCredit: AFP

Several clubs were interested in the 18-year-old, including Tottenham and Chelsea.

But Brentford pushed hardest to sign him and agreed a reported club-record £23.5million fee with Club Brugge.

However, the deal has collapsed with the Bees pulling the plug after discovering knee and back problems as he underwent a medical.

Reporter Ben Jacobs claims the knee issue is “potentially quite serious”.

The two clubs are set to continue talks tomorrow but a transfer in this window is now unlikely.

Nusa has been touted as a future star and already has four Norway caps.

The wonderkid has scored four goals in 28 appearances this season.

Brentford could turn their attention to Said Benrahma as an alternative.

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The West Ham ace has been linked with a return to his former club after falling out of favour at the Hammers.

However, SunSport can exclusively reveal that Lyon have agreed a £15m deal for the Algerian.

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