Sky Bet Championship side Brentford are set to sign Gillingham’s out of contract centre half, John Egan, according to TeamTalk.
John Egan joined Gillingham from Premier League side Sunderland in 2014, and over the past two seasons has established himself as one of the best and highly sought after centre halves in League 1.
Egan’s performances over the past season saw him feature in the PFA League 1 team of the year despite Gillingham’s disappointing end to the season.
It has been reported that Brentford has been long time admirers of John Egan and in the January transfer window, Brentford had a bid rejected for the 23-year-old centre half.
Gillingham’s decision to reject the bid in the short term may have had a positive effect, however, it now appears that Gillingham will receive a development compensation fee which is minuscule compared to the transfer fee they would receive if Egan was under contract.
Brentford continues to show their astute transfer policy and effective strategy of picking up talent from the lower leagues, and moulding them into established Championship performers.
Brentford fans, how do you feel about the news? Are you pleased by the potential signing? Could Egan potentially be Jake Bidwell’s replacement? What can Brentford realistically achieve next season? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!