AFC Wimbledon have reportedly agreed to sign Brentford forward Aaron Pressley on loan for the 2021/22 season, according to Football Insider.
Pressley has caught the eye with some strong performances for Brentford’s ‘B’ team in recent months, and it appears as though those impressive showings haven’t gone unnoticed.
Pressley signed for Brentford back in 2020, but is yet to make a senior appearance for them, which isn’t too surprising after their strong run of results of late.
He signed a two-year deal with an option of a further year in May 2021, and had previously been attracting interest from the likes of Fleetwood, Salford, Forest Green Rovers, Stevenage and Leyton Orient.
The Bees won promotion into the Premier League last term, which means that it’s even less likely that Pressley will feature in Thomas Frank’s immediate plans for the senior side anytime soon.
The likes of Ivan Toney and Marcus Forss are likely to be just some of the names ahead of the 19-year-old in the pecking order at this moment in time, as the Bees look to make a positive start to the upcoming season in the Premier League.
He’s set to sign for an AFC Wimbledon side that will be looking to challenge higher up the League One table this term, after finishing 19th in the third tier standings in the 2020/21 campaign.
They’re set to get their 2021/22 season underway against Doncaster Rovers, in what is likely to be a tricky test for Mark Robinson’s side on the opening day, on Saturday 7th August.
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This is likely to be the ideal move for all parties involved.
Pressley isn’t going to be anywhere near Brentford’s first-team this season, especially after they won promotion into the Premier League last term.
At the age of 19, he could certainly benefit from finding regular game time in senior football, and a move to AFC Wimbledon could present him with the ideal opportunity to just that in this year’s campaign.
He doesn’t have any experience of playing senior football yet in his career, and so this could turn out to be a great move for Pressley.