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Brentford in the EFL: Remember Nico Yennaris? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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Brentford are a club who have seen their fair share of players come and go through their doors from over the years, with some having more memorable spells than others during the Griffin Park years. 

The Bees always had long term ambitions of reaching the Premier League but in the end it took some fine tuning and precise business in the transfer market to create the right formula to fire them to the top flight.

One particular player who was brought in from Arsenal as a largely unknown quantity was Nico Yennaris, with the then London born midfielder choosing to swap North for West in a bid to get more first team minutes under his belt.

And he was subsequently rewarded for taking such a calculated risk as he went on to become a regular during his time in a red and white shirt as he racked up 157 appearances over the course of a few seasons, helping the club to go from League One to becoming an established Championship outfit.

Indeed Thomas Frank acknowledged the lasting impact that the midfielder had during his time with the Bees, as he highlighted how good he was at pressing and showing good leadership skills for his side.

Yennaris to this day remains with the club that he departed Brentford for back in 2019, Beijing Guoan of the Chinese Super League.

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Since moving to the club over two years ago, Yennaris has featured 52 times and is now a fully fledged Chinese international with six caps to his name after being granted citizenship.

The midfielder’s career has come along way since he decided to leave the confines of the Emirates Stadium with Arsenal and many will argue that his move has greatly paid off after enjoying fruitful spells with both Brentford and the Chinese club in more recent times.


Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Brentford in the EFL: Remember Nico Yennaris? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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