Nathan Collins joins Brentford for a record fee following The Bees official announcement of the Irish defender from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Premier League club revealed that Collins has signed a six-year contract, with the transfer fee being the highest in the history of the club.
Brentford did not reveal the exact amount, but according to British media, they have agreed to a fee of 23 million pounds to acquire Nathan Collins from Wolves. This surpasses the previous record of 21 million pounds paid for German striker Kevin Schade.
“He has a lot of very good abilities that we value a lot. He’s a composed and calm defender. His heading in both boxes is a big thing, both in open play and from set-pieces, which is massive in the Premier League,” Brentford manager Thomas Frank said.
There is speculation among Brentford fans that he may be brought in as a replacement for Pontus Jansson, who struggled with injuries during the previous season for the team.
Last season, Brentford secured a ninth-place finish in the Premier League, falling just two points short of qualifying for a European competition.
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