Brentford have had a brilliant transfer window so far making some very smart purchases including the high-profile signing of Pontus Jansson.
But on Thursday they were bidding farewell to a first-team name as Ezri Konsa completed his move to Aston Villa.
His reunion with Dean Smith was confirmed after spending two years at Griffin Park and the 21-year-old had a few words to say after his departure was completed.
I want to say a huge thank you to @BrentfordFC for the faith and support they’ve shown in me over the last 12 months. To the manager, my teammates, the backroom staff and the fans, thank you! All the best for the future. ???????? pic.twitter.com/qVjovHhaIL
— Ezri Konsa (@Ekonsa15) July 11, 2019
He was brought to the West London club by Smith in the summer of 2016, moving from Charlton Athletic for just over £2.5million.
The fee paid by Villa is reportedly just under an initial £12million, meaning a profit of just under £10million has been made in two seasons.
Last season saw him make 47 appearances in all competitions for the Bees, impressing under both Smith and his replacement Thomas Frank.
Really enjoyed your time with us and look forward to watching you make your mark in the Premier League. Villa was my Grandad's team anyway, so I have a bit of a soft spot for them. The best of luck to you fella, now go enjoy yourself!
— Tim the Tiny Horse (@corneliusplum) July 11, 2019
All the best Ezri. Go and smash it. ????❤️
— (((Queen Snowflake)))???????? (@sarangipani) July 11, 2019
Thats all we ask for. Thanks, all the best Ezri????
— Chris Allen (@ChristrAllen96) July 11, 2019
Pleasure watching you play last season, all the best in the future.
— Robert stevens (@beeraider) July 11, 2019
Best of luck Ezri. Hope you smash it in the Prem????
— Lee (@leethebee5) July 11, 2019
Come back some time. Good luck at the Villa and can’t wait to see you playing for England some time. You Bees!!
— Simon Radford (@sradford22) July 11, 2019
All the best at Villa. Will follow your career with interest…
— steve rush (@stevorush54) July 11, 2019