Scotland youth international Ali Coote has joined Brentford from Dundee United for an undisclosed fee, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.
The 19-year-old has penned a three-year deal at Griffin Park and follows Celtic’s Theo Archibald in moving to the Bees from north of the border.
Coote made his debut for Dundee United at the age of 16 and made 16 appearances for the club.
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The club’s head of football operations Robert Rowan told the club website: “Ali is a player we’ve tracked for quite some time up in Scotland and, like Theo, he’s a player I’ve known from previous roles.
He’s an attacking player who’s probably best played as a number ten but can play on the left side. He’s an intelligent player with a good level of technical skills whom I’m confident will fit into our group of players.”
Coote will initially join up with the club’s U23 squad.