Brentford have accomplished a deal to signal Bologna’s Scottish full-back Aaron Hickey in an preliminary £14m switch.
The Scotland U21 full-back has signed a long-term contract with the west London membership and the deal represents the primary piece of switch enterprise for Thomas Frank this summer time.
The £14m price will rise to £18m if performance-related add-ons are met throughout Hickey’s time at Brentford, who’re getting ready for his or her second successive season of top-flight soccer.
Sky Sports activities Information completely revealed Brentford’s curiosity in Hickey in January – and so they tried to signal him then.
In the meantime, talks are nonetheless ongoing between Brentford and Hull Metropolis over a deal for ahead Keane Lewis-Potter.
The Bees have made Hull a big supply and the participant desires to maneuver to the Premier League membership.
Frank ‘optimistic’ over Eriksen deal
Brentford supervisor Frank revealed this week he’s “optimistic” over Christian Eriksen’s probabilities of committing to the membership, regardless of the Danish midfielder’s settlement with Manchester United.
Sky Sports activities Information revealed final week that Eriksen has agreed in precept to maneuver to Previous Trafford on a three-year deal, after the short-term Brentford contract he signed in January expired on June 30.
However talking to Danish publication B.T., Frank stated: “Proper now he is not a Brentford participant, however he is not a participant for anybody else both.
“It could be that proper now it appears to be a unique place than with us, however let’s examine now.
“I’ve to be optimistic, however I additionally learn newspapers. Lets see what occurs. I talk with Christian, however we preserve it to ourselves till he’s both signed right here or someplace else.”
Brentford will start the 2022/23 season – their second as a Premier League membership – with a visit to the King Energy Stadium to face Leicester on Sunday August 7.
The Bees had been because of go to Brendan Rodgers’ aspect on August 6 at 3pm however the recreation was postponed for 23 hours because of the Caribbean Carnival going down in Leicester metropolis centre on that Saturday.
Thomas Frank’s Bees then host Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United on the Brentford Neighborhood Stadium per week afterward August 13 and face rivals Fulham within the first west London derby of the season at Craven Cottage on August 20; the return conflict will probably be performed on Saturday March 4.
Brentford welcome newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth to the capital at first of a busy October, which incorporates one other all-west-London conflict with Chelsea – who they thumped 4-1 at Stamford Bridge final season – on October 18.
On November 5 they play Nottingham Forest on the Metropolis Floor and, the next week, journey to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester Metropolis within the closing recreation earlier than the Premier League pauses for the 2022 World Cup.
Frank’s aspect return to motion on Boxing Day, once they play Tottenham at residence and shut the yr with a visit to tackle West Ham on New Yr’s Eve. Their closing recreation of the season is at residence in opposition to present champions Manchester Metropolis.