Written by Kieran Miller

Brentford have announced the signing of defender Ben Mee after the former Burnley captain’s contract expired this summer.

The 32-year-old has kindly donated money to a carbon emissions charity following his transfer to Thomas Frank’s compassionate side. Mee has signed a 2-year-deal with Brentford as he hopes to powerfully reinforce their defence and provide experience to one of the youngest sides in the Premier League.

Mee is currently the most experienced player at Brentford being 32 years old. Fellow defender, Ethan Pinnock picked up a knee injury he picked up in training. Although Brentford might be in the market for another fierce defender as they are limited in options at the back as Norwegian, Kristoffer Ajer will miss Brentford’s match against Leicester as he’s still recuperating from a hamstring injury.

Manager, Thomas Frank was questioned about his thoughts on the signing: “I am very happy 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.”

Brentford will most likely feature both Ben Mee and Pontus Jansson as their centre-back pairing at the start of the season due to other defenders being unavailable.

Mee has featured in over 200 Premier League games, so this is undoubtedly a smart signing by Brentford.