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Championship side Brentford set to sign 23-year-old defender



John Egan is set for a move to Championship side Brentford after snubbing a new contract at Gillingham, according to Get West London.


After having a bid rejected in the January window, the Bees have come knocking again for the 23 year-old defender.

Egan has made the process easier for Brentford by rejecting a new contract with the Gills.

The West London side have kept tabs on the Republic of Ireland born defender since their rejected deadline day bid and are now ready to make a deal.

Gills manager Justin Edinburgh was vocal in his disappointment in Egan’s departure but thanked the former Sunderland youngster for his services.

“Myself and the chairman did everything we could in our power to keep John here.” Edinburgh told Kent Online.

“The chairman made him a good offer and there is nothing more we could have done.

“The only thing more would have been if we got promoted, which unfortunately didn’t happen.

“I know John is an ambitious guy but it never affected his performances and I never held it against him. He goes with our thanks and we wish him all the best in the future.”

The 23-year old has had a successful two years in Kent scoring 11 goals in 92 appearances while being ever-present in the back line. He failed to make the first team at Sunderland but has impressed in his time at Gillingham.

Brentford fans, are you excited by the prospect of having Egan at your club? Do you think he will adapt well to the Championship? Let us know in the comments below!

17, work for Youth Football Scotland and write for Football League World. Rotherham United fan. Contact me @ Twitter: @rafiethompson

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