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Brentford have had a mixed start to the season with Thomas Frank’s side down in 17th spot in the Championship, 10 points off leaders West Brom after 11 rounds of fixtures.
The Bees though are making plans for the future with winger Sergi Canos signing a new four-year deal, that will keep the 22-year-old Spaniard with the west London side until the summer of 2023, when they also have an option for a further year, as confirmed on the club website.
So is a new deal for Canos, good business by Brentford?
“An excellent bit of business by Brentford.
“Canos has been one of their star performers for a few seasons now and this deal is testament to those performances.
“The new contract not only secures his long term future, but it also helps to secure the player’s value in the transfer market.
“At the age of 22, I’m sure we’ll see Canos grace the Premier League in the next few years if he continues his current trajectory.”
“This is unquestionably great news for Brentford as Canos has been a pivotal player at Griffin Park since joining the club in 2017 from Norwich City.
“Fantastic for large periods of the 2018/19 campaign, the winger fired in nine goals and provided seven assists in all competitions for the Bees.
“Although he has yet to hit similar heights this season, Canos has illustrated some real signs of promise in Brentford’s clashes with Barnsley and Middlesbrough.
“Providing that he can improve his consistency over the coming months, the 22-year-old could help the Bees achieve a relative amount of success in the Championship.”
“This is an excellent piece of business by Brentford to tie Canos down to a new deal.
“In the absence of Neal Maupay, Ollie Watkins has had to move up top, and Canos has been a class act when playing out wide.
“He possesses so much pace and skill on the ball, and is arguably one of the most dangerous attackers in the division on his day.
“Even if clubs did come knocking for Canos soon, his new deal means a massive rise in his price tag in my opinion.”