Brentford have continued their summer spending spree by signing Luton Town teenager Arthur Read.
The 19-year-old’s saw his contract expire at Luton and opted to join the Bees, with the two Championship having agreed on a compensation fee.
Read, who joined the Hatters as an under-9, rejected the club’s offer of a new contract made earlier this summer.
The winger has made seven senior appearances for Luton, all in the EFL Trophy, and has scored once for the Hatters.
The full-back duo were named in the EFL League One Team of the Year last season after their sparkling performances in Luton’s promotion campaign but have both moved to Premier League clubs.
It will be frustrating for the Hatters to lose another talented young player, especially seeing him walk out after rejecting a contract.
It seems like a good bit of business by Brentford but it is the only one of their summer signings that I don’t expect to have much of an impact next season.
The 19-year-old has surely been signed with the future in mind and it will be interesting to see whether Frank decides to send him out on loan for the 2019/20 campaign.