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Football League World’s Brentford fan pundit Rhys Byron has given his verdict on Bryan Mbeumo’s start to life at Griffin Park, with the 20-year-old Frenchman having arrived at the club this summer from French Ligue 2 outfit ES Troyes AC.
The pacey winger has made a solid start to his career in English football, registering three goals and three assists in his first 13 outings, thus making the right wing position his own under the stewardship of Thomas Frank.
With the Bees having brought in a host of new signings this summer, Mbeumo has arguably been the standout performer out of all the new incomings, with his agility and trickery making him a threat for many a Championship defence.
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We caught up with Byron earlier this week and our Brentford fan pundit was quick to talk up the impact that the 20-year-old has made since moving to England:
“I was excited upon his arrival at Griffin Park.
“I feel he’s adapting well to the English game and has, in my opinion, put in some really good performances, particularly against the likes of Derby, QPR and Swansea.
“He’s a very pacey, technical winger who has very good link up play and has shown he’s got the ability to score goals.
“His overall work ethic is fantastic and, similarly to Sergi Canos, chases after almost every loose ball – even those deemed a lost cause.”
Given the way Mbeumo has adapted to English football, it is clear that he will only continue to improve his overall game, particularly as he is at a club that has a proven track record for buying young talents on the cheap, before developing them and selling them on for a profit.
It will be interesting to see how long Brentford manage to hold onto Mbeumo, particularly with the player performing at his current level, they may well have a fight on their hands.