Boost for Bees as Saunders agrees deal

Brentford midfielder Sam Saunders has ended months of speculation about his future by agreeing a contract extension.

The 28-year-old has signed a one-year deal which will be extended for an additional 12 months if he plays a certain number of games.

Saunders, the face of the club’s recent advertising campaign on the back of local buses, was initially reluctant to re-sign.

His decision to put pen to paper is a massive boost for the Bees as his contract was due to expire at the end of the season, when he could have left on a Bosman free transfer.

Gary Alexander and Marcus Bean have been made similar offers and are still in negotiations.

Defender Karleigh Osborne is expected to leave Griffin Park in the summer after rejecting a new deal.

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