Brentford have announced the signing of Frank Onyeka from sister club FC Midtjylland after the Nigeria midfielder received a work permit. The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal and is in quarantine after arriving in the United Kingdom
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Frank Onyeka has completed his move to Brentford after receiving a work permit.
The Nigeria midfielder has been announced as the Bees’ first signing as a Premier League club on a five-year deal after arriving in the UK on Sunday.
Onyeka is quarantining in line with Covid-19 travel restrictions before joining up with his new team-mates for pre-season preparations.
He remained in Denmark during the work-permit process, where he completed a medical and continued to train with his now former club.
A deal between the clubs was a formality to conclude because they are both owned by Matthew Benham.
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank says the reality of playing Premier League football has finally sunk in after the 2021/22 fixtures were released. His side host Arsenal on the opening day
Brentford have made strengthening at right-back, right centre-back, midfield and on the wings their priority this summer as they prepare for their first season in the top flight.
Right-back Henrik Dalsgaard has moved in the opposite direction to Midtjylland, and attacker Emiliano Marcondes has left the club, while top-goalscorer Ivan Toney is being tracked by other clubs.