So, with under three weeks to go until the date-with-destiny Premier League curtain raiser against Arsenal, there has been a flurry of transfer activity at New Griffin Park. Frank Onyeka, Kristoffer Ajer and Myles Peart-Harris, welcome to Brentford.
The directors of football have been calmly beavering away at their Jersey Road mission control bunker, adding quality and improved strength in depth to an already sparkling team, and as far as we know, the transfer dealings aren’t over just yet.
The worst kept secret in TW8 came to fruition this week when, finally, FCM midfielder Frank Onyeka was able to say hello to his team mates and pull on one of those funky new Bees training tops (that are sooooo much better than they away kit in my option) and start his Bees adventure. Listeners to the Beesotted Podcast Globe Pub Special with Brentford’s Directors of Football Rasmus Ankersen and Phil Giles will have been expecting this pen action for weeks, and this Bee is almost as excited as Thomas Frank when considering the attacking midfielder options we now possess.
Beesotted will cast the microscope over the past week’s trio, by speaking to fans of the clubs they have been prised away from… But we welcome them one and all ahead of such an exciting campaign.
Myles Peart-Harris (or MPH if you’re a lover another Bees related motoring acronym) is first on the Petri dish… and is a player seen by many as cover for for Mathias Jensen. Whatever you think of Jensen in a Brentford shirt to date, you can’t argue that he had a mighty impressive Euros this summer, he looked the real deal whenever he came on for Denmark and is without doubt top flight pedigree on that showing, however, to land Myles is a statement and yet another demonstration in the shift in West London.
We spoke to Joe Tweedie from the London is Blue podcast to bring us up to speed with MPH. And, as you will hear, big things are expected as this lad develops further. I can’t wait to witness that in the red and white of Brentford.