Brentford sign former Burnley captain Ben Mee on two-year contract

Brentford have further strengthened their squad ahead of the new Premier League season by signing Ben Mee on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old agreed to a two-year deal with the Bees following the expiry of his contract at Burnley, whom he served with distinction for over a decade.

Boss Thomas Frank told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to have signed Ben. He will add a lot of quality and experience to the squad. He had six good years for Burnley in the Premier League.

“I really love his defensive mentality; He knows how to defend the area, he knows how to cover a shot and he knows how to win duels.

“He will bring leadership and communication to the team, which is very attractive. He has a very good left foot and will come in handy from set pieces in both areas. I’m looking forward to adding him to the squad.”

Mee, who played nearly 400 times for the Clarets over an 11-year period, becomes Brentford’s fourth summer signing, joining Aaron Hickey, Keane Lewis-Potter and Thomas Strakosha in west London.