Brentford agree phrases with free agent Ben Mee as ex-Burnley captain eyes instantaneous return to the Premier League… with 32-year-old defender set to develop into the Bees’ fourth main signing of the summer time
- Brentford have agreed phrases with former Burnley centre-back Ben Mee
- 32-year-old ended 11-year spell at Turf Moor after their relegation final season
- Mee will develop into the Bees’ fourth signing of the summer time switch window
Brentford are signing Ben Mee on a free switch as they are going to be with out Ethan Pinnock for his or her opening recreation of the season in opposition to Leicester Metropolis after the 29-year-old sustained a knee damage.
Mee, who turns 33 in September, would be the oldest participant in Brentford’s squad and has agreed a two-year deal to develop into their fourth signing of the summer time.
The centre-back would be a part of fellow new arrivals on the Brentford Group Stadium Aaron Hickey, Keane Lewis-Potter and Thomas Strakosha.
Ben Mee will be a part of Brentford on a free switch after an eleven yr spell with the Clarets
Thomas Frank has already added 4 new additions to his Brentford squad on this window
The transfer to Brentford will see Mee finish an eleven yr affiliation with Burnley, having joined the membership from Manchester Metropolis in January 2012, after an preliminary mortgage spell with the membership.
The defender made 376 appearances for the membership, scoring 12 objectives however was one in all 14 gamers launched by the Clarets following their relegation to the Championship in 2021-22.
Mee missed the final 13 video games of final season after struggling a damaged leg in March’s defeat to Leicester. Nevertheless, following the sacking of Sean Dyche in April, the defender was appointed as an assistant to caretaker boss Mike Jackson.
Ben Mee was appointed an assistant to Burnley’s caretaker gaffer Mike Jackson final season
The interim employees had been unable to stop Burnley’s slide out of the Premier League, however Mee is now set to return to the highest flight by signing for Thomas Frank’s Brentford forward of a number of presents from different golf equipment.
Brentford get their Premier League marketing campaign underway on Sunday August 7 once they journey to the King Energy Stadium to face Leicester Metropolis.
The Bees will hope that Ivan Toney will nonetheless be a part of the squad once they kick-off the season. The star striker has been of some curiosity to former membership Newcastle United and might be making ready a bid for the ahead.