Brentford Signs Benjamin Frederick from Moses Simon’s Kaduna Academy

Benjamin Frederick, a Nigerian U-20 centre-back, has signed with Brentford of the English Premier League.

At the age of 18, Frederick has emerged as the latest permanent member to the Bees’ squad.

Frederick is a graduate of Moses Simon’s academy, Simoiben Football Club in Kaduna State.

According to Soccernet, Frederick has attracted interest from European clubs including Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and FC Porto.

Frederick joined the club on loan last summer, with the option to buy included.

According to noted transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, the option to buy clause has been activated, resulting in Frederick signing a four-year contract with Brentford.

He joins fellow Nigerian Frank Onyeka at the club, adding to the team’s Nigerian presence.

“Brentford decided to activate the option and sign him from Kaduna-based Simoiben Academy, sources from Nigeria confirm.

“The contract will be valid until 2028,” Romano wrote on X on Tuesday night.

According to Soccernet, Frederick will begin his growth with the team’s B squad, where he has previously proven his skill during training with the first team on several occasions.

He was named as a substitute for Brentford’s Premier League games against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as their Emirates FA Cup third-round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“Signing permanently for Brentford is a great moment for me and my family and I want to thank everyone who started this journey with me. Neil and the rest of the coaching team have been very patient and supportive throughout this season and they have helped me become a stronger more confident player in the process.

“I want to repay the club’s trust in me by continuing to do my best and pushing to even greater heights,” he said in a statement on Brentford’s official website after the move was made permanent.

Frederick had the opportunity to showcase his skills at the FIFA U-20 World Cup last year.

He participated in six matches for the Flying Eagles.

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