Newly promoted Premier League club, Brentford football club has confirmed the transfer of ‘dynamic’ midfielder Frank Onyeka, ACLSports can report.
Brentford confirmed that Onyeka has joined the club from former Danish champions FC Midtjylland for an undisclosed fee, on a five-year deal that will see him stay at the club until 2026.
“Brentford have completed the signing of Nigeria international midfield player Frank Onyeka,” the club said in a statement on their official website.
The move is however subject to international clearance, according to the club, but the 23-year-old has already passed his medical and received his work permit at the weekend.
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“A work permit for the 23-year-old was received at the weekend and he has completed a medical. Frank will join from FC Midtjylland,” the statement added.
While Onyeka will now undergo a period of quarantine before joining with the squad for training, his new manager, Thomas Frank, is looking forward to working with a player he has described as “dynamic”.
“I am looking forward to getting Frank in the building,” Frank said. “We think he is a strong addition to the squad, and we are looking forward to working with him. He is a very dynamic player.”
Giving more insight on the move was Club director, Rasmus Ankersen, who revealed that the club had watched the defensive midfielder for a while.
“Frank Onyeka is a player we, for obvious reasons, know very well. Over the last two years he has grown to become the dominant midfielder in the Danish league and his performances in the Champions League last season convinced us that he is ready for the Premier League. With his pace, power and ability to win the ball I am sure Frank will be a great addition to the Brentford squad.”
Frank, who made his breakthrough at Midtjylland in 2017/2018 after joining the club from Nigerian club, FC Ebedei, becomes the club’s first signing of the summer.
He went on to help them win the Super Liga that year and in 2019/2020, in total, he leaves the club after 123 appearances and 17 goals.