The transfer fee paid by Sky Bet Championship club Brentford to land highly-rated Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa has been confirmed according to reports by News Shopper.

The England Under-21 international centre-back moved to Griffin Park in a shock move on Tuesday with the player signing a three-year deal with the West London club.

Brentford beat off transfer interest from English Premier League duo Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton to sign Konsa and it has now been revealed that Charlton Athletic accepted an upfront transfer fee of just £2.5 million from The Bees for the youngster.

The Addicks were in no rush to sell the defender with Konsa under contract at The Valley and the club’s fans may feel slightly disgruntled with the player’s departure for such a low transfer fee.

The transfer deal is likely to include a future sell-on clause but that will do little to aid Charlton Athletic caretaker manager Lee Bowyer’s recruitment drive during the current transfer window. Bowyer has been given the green light to continue his role at the club for the time being, although the former tough-tackling midfielder is likely to have to make any summer additions on a minimal budget with Athletic still awaiting completion of a proposed takeover.

Charlton Athletic reached the semi-finals of the Sky Bet League One play-offs last season but were knocked out by Shrewsbury Town over two legs.

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