Brentford have signed Luke Daniels from Scunthorpe United on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper had been a favourite for Scunthorpe as they made the Sky Bet League One play-offs though he ended up missing out on the end of the season lottery because of injury. But while Scunthorpe did offer him a new deal at the end of his contract this summer, he has decided to jump up the leagues and sign a three-year contract with the Bees.
Daniels started his career at Manchester United and has played all across the EFL, though usually on loan. He has been part of West Bromwich Albion, Charlton Athletic and Bristol Rovers before signing a deal to join Scunthorpe in 2015. But now he will be competing with David Button for that number one jersey as he hopes to make an impact now that he is a Brentford player.
After the signing was completed, Brentford head coach Dean Smith said: “We have been looking to provide competition in all areas of the pitch and the signing of Luke will certainly give us this in the goalkeeper department. I have followed his career since his early days at West Brom and his signing – with having Dan Bentley and Jack Bonham on the books – will give us one of the strongest goalkeeper departments in the league. Along with the up and coming Ellery Balcombe, the Club should be very strong in this area for years to come.”
Co-Director of Football Phil Giles added: “From a Club perspective, having three quality goalkeepers in the squad, as well as young players like Ellery Balcombe developing in the B Team, means we are well covered in this area and have great competition to play. Giving each of them appropriate game time is something we will address over the course of pre-season. I’d like to welcome Luke to Brentford and look forward to him making a big contribution over the coming seasons.”