Brentford have completed the signing of centre-back Charlie Goode from Northampton Town for an undisclosed fee.
A number of other clubs, including QPR, have shown an interest in the 25-year-old.
He has signed a four-year contract with the Bees, with the option of a further year.
Goode was on Fulham’s books as a teenager and played non-League football for AFC Hayes before a spell at Scunthorpe United.
He was signed by Northampton last year played a key role in them winning promotion to League One via the play-offs.
West London Sport recently revealed that Brentford and QPR had identified Goode and Rob Dickie as potential signings as both clubs look to bring in a centre-back.
Dickie is wanted by several clubs after an impressive season for Oxford United.
“Charlie is a player I really like,” Brentford boss Thomas Frank told the club website.
“He is an aggressive defender and a big aerial threat in both boxes, which is a big thing for us.
“He has good quality on the ball which we feel we can develop further within our style of play.”