The 23-year-old Super Eagles midfielder Frank Onyeka has joined newly-promoted Championship side Brentford for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal. The player received his work permit recently also passed his medical with the club.
Brentford Signs Frank Onyeka of Nigeria
Frank Onyeka arrived in the UK on Monday, and Brentford says he “will now undergo a period of quarantine before joining with the squad for training”. The head coach of Brentford, speaking about the Nigerian, said: “We think he’s a strong addition to the squad.” “We are looking forward to working with him. He is a very dynamic player.”
The manager also said: “Frank plays like 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, and we think he has the potential to develop further.”
Brentford ended their 74-year away from the top flight by beating Swansea 2-0 in the Championship play-off final in May to make it to the English Premier League. The Bees are owned by Matthew Benham, who is also the majority shareholder of FC Midtjylland.
Frank Onyeka has made one appearance for his country Nigeria. He was picked in one of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.