Brentford have finally completed the signing of 20-year-old Sparta Rotterdam striker Halil Dervisoglu, with the youngster having previously agreed to join the club in January during last summer’s window.
It is a move that significantly bolsters the Brentford frontline, with Ollie Watkins having previously had no one to act as cover for him due to an injury sustained by understudy Nikos Karelis.
Dervisoglu boasts an impressive goal scoring record despite his tender years, with the striker having netted 16 goals in just over 50 games for Sparta Rotterdam before making the move to Griffin Park.
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His creativity will also come in handy as part of the Bees front three, with the youngster having also racked up a respectable 12 assists during his time in Holland.
It remains to be seen if the Bees will indeed conduct any further business this window, with the club already sitting pretty third place of the Championship table, Thomas Frank may be reluctant to change too much.
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With Watkins leading the way in the scoring stakes for the Bees this term, he will surely welcome the arrival of Dervisoglu this month.
The 20-year-old will in theory provide some much need support for Watkins in terms of providing goals for the Bees, with the winger come forward having been far and away Brentford’s most prolific scorer this season.
Whereas on the other hand, Nikos Karelis would in theory be the definite loser of Dervisoglu’s arrival in west London, with the Greek striker sure to fall down the packing order under Frank.
Given that he is still out injured, Karelis will be hopeful of returning as soon as possible in order to prove that he still has something to give at Griffin Park after a difficult start to life at the club.