Brentford confirms first signing of the summer as Frank Onyeka transfers from FC Midtjylland

Brentford confirm the first signing of the summer as Frank Onyeka transfers from FC Midtjylland for an undisclosed fee, putting on paper a five-year deal with the Premier League newcomers

  • Brentford have announced their first signing of the summer in Frank Onyeka
  • The 23-year-old joins Danish club FC Midtjylland on a five-year contract
  • Thomas Frank delighted with the arrival of ‘very dynamic’ midfielder
  • Bee owner Matthew Benham is majority shareholder of FC Midtjylland

Premier League newcomers Brentford have made Nigeria midfielder Frank Onyeka their first signing of the summer.

The 23-year-old comes over from FC Midtjylland, where Bees owner Matthew Benham is the majority shareholder, for an undisclosed amount.

Onyeka, who has passed a medical examination and obtained a work permit, has signed a five-year contract in West London.

Brentford has completed the signing of Frank Onyeka from Danish FC Midtjylland

He played in both Midtjylland’s Champions League matches against Liverpool last season, a 1-1 draw in Denmark and a 2-0 loss at Anfield.

Bee boss Thomas Frank told the club website: ‘I am looking forward to getting Frank into the building. We think he is a strong asset to the team and we look forward to working with him. He is a very dynamic player.

The 23-year-old is Thomas Frank's first acquisition since the club's promotion to the top flight

The 23-year-old is Thomas Frank’s first acquisition since the club’s promotion to the top flight

Bees boss described the Nigerian as a 'very dynamic player' before coming to the club

Bees boss described the Nigerian as a ‘very dynamic player’ before coming to the club

“Frank plays like an eight in our system, he is very good at getting from box to box and will be valuable to us if we don’t have the ball.

“He comes from the Danish league and was one of the best midfielders in that competition, we think he has the potential to develop further. All the coaches here are looking forward to working with Frank and taking him to the next level.”

Onyeka arrived in London on Monday and will now undergo a period of quarantine before joining his new teammates.

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