Brentford transfer news: Thomas Frank names qualities Ben Mee brings after landing centre-back

Ben Mee Burnley (now Brentford)

Brentford have further strengthened their squad ahead of the new Premier League season by signing Ben Mee on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the Bees following the expiration of his contract at relegated Burnley, with whom he served with distinction for over a decade.

Boss Thomas Frank said on the club’s official website: “I am very happy that we have signed Ben. He will add a lot of quality and experience to the squad. He had six good years for Burnley in the Premier League.

“I really love his defensive mindset. He knows how to defend the box, he knows how to block a shot. And he knows how to win duels.

“He’ll bring leadership and communication to the team, which is very attractive. He has a very good left foot and will be very good for us on set-pieces in both boxes. I am looking forward to adding him to the squad.”

Mee, who played almost 400 times for the Clarets over a 11-year period, becomes Brentford’s fourth signing of the summer.

He has joined Aaron Hickey, Keane Lewis-Potter and Thomas Strakosha in west London.