Brentford sign Burnley ex captain Ben Mee on a free transfer

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Ben Mee has joined Brentford following his contract expiration at Turf Moor. Ben spent eleven years with Burnley and captained the team till his move to Brentford. This is Brentford’s fourth signing this summer. The Bees have acquired the services of Aaron Hickey, Keane Lewis, Thomas Strakosha, and most recently Ben Mee.

Mee has Made 376 appearances for Burnley since his permanent signing from Manchester City in 2012. Mee missed the last 13 games for Burnley last season due to his broken leg. Moreover, following the sacking of Sean Dyche, Ben Mee was appointed as an assistant to caretaker boss Mike Jackson. However, this change of leadership didn’t help the Clarets in their fight for relegation.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank pleased with the acquisition

Following the announcement of Ben Mee’s transfer, Brentford boss Thomas Frank had this to say about the signing:

“I am very happy that we have signed Ben. He will add a lot of quality and experience to the squad. He had six good years for Burnley in the Premier League. I really love his defensive mindset; he knows how to defend the box, he knows how to block a shot and he knows how to win duels. He will bring leadership and communication to the team, which is very attractive. Mee also has a very good left foot and will be very good for us on set-pieces in both boxes. I am looking forward to adding him to the squad.”

This is Brentford’s successive season in the Premier League. Their second season in the top flight begins with a trip to King’s Power stadium. Following this, the Bees will host Manchester United in the second week of the Premier League. The third week of the Premier League is the first West London derby as they take on their rivals and newly promoted club Fulham on March 4. With such an exciting schedule ahead of them, Thomas Frank and Brentford will be hoping that their four signings come through for them this season.

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