Brentford have beaten off competition from Wolves and Brighton to the signature of highly-rated midfielder Fin Stevens, sources have exclusively confirmed to Football League World.
The 17-year-old, who plies his trade for non-league outfit Worthing, was a man in demand with the youngster making several impressive performances for the side this season – subsequently alerting several clubs higher up the footballing pyramid to him.
But it is Brentford, who have a great track record of finding hidden gems and turning them into top stars, that have won the race to sign the player.
Stevens, who can operate as a central midfielder but is just as comfortable at right-back, broke through at Worthing at 16 after he was released from Premier League side Arsenal at the age of 15.
The youngster is viewed as a classy, technical player who has an impressive passing skillset, though equally is able to hold his own with the physical aspect of his game.
It’s expected Stevens will be utilised initially in Neil McFarlane’s Brentford B team before potentially being afforded first-team opportunities in the future, as and when the Bees deem appropriate.