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As had been widely tipped, Brentford today completed the signing of Danish International defender, Andreas Bjelland, from FC Twente. The 26-year-old has 21 cap for his country, having also represented the Danes at both under-16 and under-18 level – so this really is a landmark signing by Brentford FC, who are believed to have smashed their transfer record to make the capture.

Marinus Dijkhuizen, Brentford FC Head Coach, has spoken about his delight in capturing such an experienced players, saying: “He brings a lot of experience to the squad and that is good for us as we have a lot of young players… He is good defender but also likes to play football from the back.”

The Bees defence came in for a lot of scrutiny at stages last season, and Mark Warburton swapped the partnerships fairly frequently as he tried to find the squad’s most effective central pairing – but it is clear that Bjelland has not come to West London to play second fiddle or jeopardise his chances of representing his nation at next summers European Championships in France, so who will be making way from the current trio? Tony Craig, Harlee Dean, or James Tarkowski?

Watch this space.