According to Football Insider, Brentford have reached an agreement to bring in talented attacker Nathan Young-Coombes from Rangers in the summer transfer window.
The 18-year-old, who plays for Rangers U19’s, has been closely monitored by Brentford and has been linked with a move for a number of months. However, there was nothing concrete, but now Football Insider claim that Brentford have made a breakthrough and will secure his services ahead of a summer move.
Young-Coombes’s Rangers contract will expire in a few months and the Bees have agreed to pay Rangers a small fee of £100,000 in compensation; the England youth international will join up with the club in June.
Young-Coombes is a product of the Chelsea Youth Academy and has been keen to return to English football next season. Brentford becomes the ideal destination for the striker as he looks set to leave Rangers without ever making a single league appearance for the club.
He has been a regular starter for the Rangers U19’s team and has been scoring for them consistently. The move will also make sure that Young-Coombes will be able to return to his native West London in the summer and kick on with an exciting team in Brentford.
The exciting prospect for Young-Coombes will be the fact that by the time he makes his return to England though, Brentford could well be in the same division as his former team Chelsea. Thomas Frank’s side are doing well in the Championship and sit comfortably in the second place in the table and remain unbeaten in the league since October.
Brentford, who abolished their academy in 2017, are well renowned for their acquisition of talented young players, who are then sold for a hefty transfer fee.
Brentford have been known as a selling club after nurturing the youngsters. In recent years the Championship club have sold a lot of attacking talent, and it’s in that area where they are doing their business in the most efficient way. The likes of Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins have been sold in the previous two seasons and Ivan Toney looks likely to be added to that list, especially if Brentford remain a Championship club next season.