Brentford announces first Premier League signing with addition of Onyeka | Football news
The 23-year-old midfielder is Brentford’s first Premier League signing and has spent his entire professional career at Midtjylland, where he made his senior debut in 2017.
Onyeka has made 123 appearances and scored 17 goals during his time in Denmark. Midtjylland won the Danish Superliga in the 2019-20 season, and Onyeka also helped the team win the 2017-18 league title and the 2019 Danish Cup.
“We think he is an important addition to the squad, and we look forward to working with him. He is a very dynamic player,” Brentford manager Thomas Frank said on the club’s website.
“He comes from the Danish league and was one of the best midfielders in this league, we believe he has the potential to develop further. All of the coaches here are eager to work with Frank and push him forward. to a higher level. ”
Onyeka made his only appearance for Nigeria in a friendly against Algeria in October.
Brentford, who ended their 74-year elite exile by beating Swansea City 2-0 in the Championship play-off final in May, host Arsenal in their Premier League opener on August 13.