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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.

His arrival means Thomas Frank has now made six signings this summer, with centre-back duo Pontus Jansson and Ethan Pinnock amongst the biggest names to arrive at Griffin Park.

It has been the opposite story for Luton, who have lost both James Justin and Jack Stacey, two of their key players from last season

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.

The Verdict 

It will be frustrating for the Hatters to lose another talented young player, especially seeing him walk out after rejecting a contract.

Read was unlikely to play a huge role for the Hatters in the upcoming campaign, having played just four times last season, but he was a player that the club had high hopes for.

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.

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