In news coming through via Belgian publication Het Laaste Nieuws (HLN), Brentford and Belgian side Zulte Waregem have agreed the transfer of Danish right-back Henrik Dalsgaard.

HLN, and their reporter Pieter-Jan Calcoen, both state that there is “an agreement in principle” for the transfer of the three-cap international between Zulte Waregem, who sit third in the Belgian top division, and Brentford whose late spark in the Championship wasn’t enough to threaten the play-off places.

HKN go on to say that Dalsgaard, who made  international début in a 2-1 friendly win over Iceland, will sign for the Bees for a fee of around €1 million (£845,000) and will sign “a long-term contract (three or four years).” There are the formalities of medical and physical tests to pass but it appears that the 27-year-old Roum-born defender will be plying his trade in the Sky Bet Championship next season.

Dalsgaard arrived at Zulte Waregem at the opening of the winter 2016 transfer window on January 1 last year on a free transfer from Danish side Aalborg. In his first season in Belgium, Dalsgaard made 19 appearances for the Essevee, scoring three times and providing one assist.

This season the Danish right-back has made just seven appearances in a Jupiler Pro League campaign blighted by a 14-game absence due to a hip injury, scoring once and providing one assist. He has also featured five times in the Jupiler Pro League Playoff, scoring three times.

Brentford, who are in tenth place in the table, finish their league campaign next Saturday at home to a Blackburn side teetering on the brink of relegation, a side who will no doubt be pushing for a victory to drag themselves clear of 22nd place.

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