EXCLUSIVE: Brentford beat Derby, Forest to former Watford youngster

Thomas Frank

Brentford have won the race ahead of several other clubs to sign former Watford full-back Lewis Gordon, TEAMtalk understands.

The Scottish youth international was available after departing Watford earlier this summer.

The 19-year-old has since held talks with a host of clubs, with Burnley, Derby, Nottingham Forest all showing an interest.

However, sources have told TEAMtalk that Gordon has opted for West London and has agreed terms with the Bees.

Gordon stepped up from Watford’s Under-18s set-up last year into the Under-23s side.

He spent half of last season with the Hornets before signing up to a loan with St Albans City until the end of the campaign.

From there, he entered free agency after the expiration of his contract, alerting a host of clubs.

Gordon made his Scotland Under-18s debut in March 2018, appearing on one further occasion at that level.

However, he then stepped up to the Under-19s, earning his first cap there in November.