Andreas Bjelland: Brentford sign defender from FC Twente

Andreas Bjelland
Bjelland is Brentford's fifth signing of the summer

Brentford have signed defender Andreas Bjelland from Dutch side FC Twente for a club-record fee of 3m euro (£2.1m).

The 26-year-old centre-back, who has won 21 caps for Denmark, has signed a three-year contract with the Championship club.

"Andreas brings a lot of experience to the squad and that is good for us as we have a lot of young players," Bees head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen said.external-link

"He is good defender, but also likes to play football from the back."

He added: "Andreas is also a Danish international and it is good for the image of Brentford that we can attract such players."

Bjelland began his career in his homeland with Lyngby and, after a three-year spell with FC Nordsjaelland in which he won the Danish title, he moved to Twente in 2012.

He is the club's fifth signing of the summer.

Brentford's summer signings so far
Akaki Gogia (Hallescher FC, free)
Ryan Williams (Morecambe, free)
Yoann Barbet (Chamois Niortais, undisclosed)
Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Admira Wacker, undisclosed)
Andreas Bjelland (FC Twente, 3m euro)

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