Bees complete signing of second Icelandic youngster

Brentford have signed Iceland Under-21 international Kolbeinn Birgir Finnsson.

The midfielder, 18, moves to Griffin Park from Dutch club Groningen, where his contract had expired.

He has signed a two-year contract with the option of a further year.

Finnsson will be joined at Brentford by fellow Icelander Patrik Sigurður Gunnarsson – the 17-year-old goalkeeper also recently moved to the club.

Like Gunnarsson, Finnsson will initially play for Brentford’s B team.

“We feel that he will bring energy and technical quality to our team over a range of positions,” Brentford B head coach Kevin O’Connor told the club website.