Brentford sign Denmark centre-back Jørgensen

Brentford have signed Denmark international centre-back Mathias Jørgensen.

The 31-year-old has agreed a one-year contract with the option of a further year.

He can be signed outside of the transfer window because he was a free agent, having left Turkish club Fenerbahce this summer.

Jørgensen has played in the Premier League before, having been at Huddersfield Town between 2017 and 2019.

His career has also included spells with PSV Eindhoven, FC Copenhagen and German club Fortuna Düsseldorf.

He has been brought in largely because Bees defender Mads Bech Sorensen faces a spell out with injury.

“We are pleased that we could strengthen our squad and bring in a top quality experienced player to the group. This was especially important after Mads Bech picked up an injury,” Brentford boss Thomas Frank told the club website.

“Zanka brings a wealth of experience from different leagues and a lot of international games, he has also played in the Premier League before.

“That experience and leadership is especially important, and it is great to get him in.”