EXCLUSIVE: Brentford agree £1m defender deal; Boro, QPR miss out

Date published: Wednesday 19th August 2020 10:31 - James Marshment

Charlie Goode

Brentford have agreed a deal with Northampton Town for their captain Charlie Goode, TEAMtalk understands.

The Cobblers wanted in excess of £1million for Goode, who played a strarring role in their promotion to League One via the play-offs.

Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough have both had bids rejected for the 25-year-old, but were still in talks.

Now Brentford – who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League – have swopped to agree terms with Goode.

The central defender is now set to undergo a medical with the Bees. Our sources have indicated that Thomas Frank’s side are expected to complete the deal before the weekend.

He will provide cover and competition for Ethan Pinnock and Pontus Jansson for a place in the defence next season.


Bees face Ollie Watkins battle

Brentford, meanwhile, continue to face a battle to retain Ollie Watkins’ services.

The 24-year-old has been linked with Leeds, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Newcastle, among others, and all concerned now know where they stand with regards to his transfer valuation.

The BBC report that following their play-off defeat, Watkins is now free to leave Griffin Park for a fee of £18m.

The clause in his contract activated after a stay in the Championship was cemented, and strong interest is quickly expected to materialise.

The article notes that Palace came close to securing his services last summer when the deal would’ve been worth £10m.

Having notched 25 goals in 46 games in the campaign, Watkins is expected to be a man in demand.

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