Brentford are set to offer a new contract to defender Rico Henry, Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (09/08, 09:53) have reported.
Henry has been linked with a move away from Griffin Park during the summer, with Scottish champions Celtic – whose transfer window is still open – reportedly interested in signing the left-back as a replacement for Kieran Tierney, who has joined Premier League side Arsenal.
It seems, however, that Brentford will look to keep Henry in London for some time yet however, with the Bees set to offer the 22-year-old a new deal to extend his stay at the club.
There are currently two years remaining on Henry’s current contract with Brentford, securing his future with the club until the summer of 2021.
The full-back joined Brentford from Walsall in the summer of 2016 in a move revealed by the Saddlers to be worth up to £5million with addons.
Since joining Brentford, Henry has made a total of 37 appearances in all competitions for the Bees, scoring once in a 3-1 Championship victory over Stoke City in January.
This looks to be a good move from Brentford.
Although Henry’s position at Griffin Park looks secure for now, you imagine that Celtic are more than capable of making the sort of offer that could tempt the defender to push for a move away from his current club.
With Brentford’s chance to bring in any replacements now over, losing a player such as Henry now would leave the Bees with a big problem, with a lack of alternative experience in the left-back position.
It seems smart therefore to look to tie Henry down to a longer, most likely more lucrative deal, as quickly as possible, in order to put any thoughts of a move elsewhere firmly out of his mind.