Yennaris signs long-term Brentford contract

Nico Yennaris has signed a new four-year contract at Brentford.

Yennaris, 24, was a key player for the Bees last season, making 49 appearances for Dean Smith’s side. He had two years remaining on his contract.

He joined the club from Arsenal in 2014, initially on loan.

Then primarily a right-back, Yennaris has since established himself as an important part of Brentford’s midfield alongside Ryan Woods.

“We are really pleased that Nico has agreed the contract extension,” boss Dean Smith told the club website.

“He has become an integral part of the team, as his appearances last season have shown.

“He is continuing to improve in all aspects of his game and is becoming an accomplished goalscoring midfielder in the Championship.”