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

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

Onyeka, who has passed a medical and received a work permit, has signed a five-year contract in west London.

The Ebedie product played in both of Midtjylland’s Champions League matches against Liverpool last season, a 1-1 draw in Denmark and a 2-0 defeat at Anfield.

Bees boss Thomas Frank told the club website: “I am looking forward to getting Frank in the building. 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.

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

“He has come from the Danish league and was one of the best midfield players in that league, we think he has the potential to develop further. All the coaches here are looking forward to working with Frank and pushing him to a higher level.”

Onyeka arrived in London on Monday and will now undergo a period of quarantine before linking up with his new team-mates.


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