Not many young footballers decide to turn down a move to Ajax and instead move to Brentford. This is exactly what 22 year-old Harry Forrester did.
The 22-year-old spent three weeks on trial with the Dutch giants after being released by Aston Villa in the summer of 2011 and was offered the chance to sign permanently by manager Frank de Boer. But Forrester wanted to prove himself in England and decided against a move to the four-time European champions before signing a two-year contract at Griffin Park, where he has since flourished.
The attacking midfielder has been a pivotal figure in Brentford’s impressive form in League 1 this season. His natural flair and ability to create something out of nothing has seen him receive a lot of attention from various Premier League clubs. Forrester admits he would love to play in the Premier League but still has six months to go on his contract and is not looking beyond that. Forrester is considered to be one of the hottest prospects emerging from League One this season, and a move to top flight in the near future is inevitable.
Forrester impressed in Brentford’s recent fourth round FA Cup match against Chelsea. With Brentford coming out with an excellent 2-2 result, forcing a replay at Stamford Bridge. Forrester scored a penalty in the 73rd minute to put Brentford 2-1 up against the European champions. The 22 year-old was an influential figure throughout, providing ammunition for the two stikers Trotta and Donaldson. His consistent performances for the Bees are going unnoticed and if he continues in this manner the Premier League undoubtedly beckons for the youngster.
I recommend you watch out for Harry Forrester, as this young talent could well be at a Premier League ground near you very soon. Here is a short Youtube clip which shows you his superb ability: