Brentford have completed the signing of Denmark international defender Mathias Jorgensen on a free transfer. The former Huddersfield Town man was without a club after leaving Turkish side Fenerbahce earlier in the summer.
The 31-year-old has signed an initial one-year deal with Thomas Frank’s side and has the option of a further year.
Mathias Jorgensen Joins Brentford
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Premier League Experience
Jorgensen, also known as Zanka, will be familiar to Premier League followers after his spell with Huddersfield between 2017 and 2019. He joined the Terriers from FC Copenhagen upon their promotion to the top flight and helped them secure improbable survival in his first season.
Huddersfield’s second season back did not work out as planned though, and following their return to the Championship, Jorgensen made the move to Turkey to link up with Fenerbahce.
The centre-back initially began his career in Denmark with Copenhagen before moving to PSV Eindhoven. He returned to Copenhagen on loan in 2020 and also had a loan spell with Fortuna Dusseldorf prior to that.
Internationally, Jorgensen has made 35 appearances for Denmark since his debut in 2008. He was part of the Danish squad for Euro 2020.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website, Brentford head coach Thomas Frank said: “We are pleased that we could strengthen our squad and bring in a top quality experienced player to the group. This was especially important after Mads Bech picked up an injury.
“Zanka brings a wealth of experience from different leagues and a lot of international games, he has also played in the Premier League before. That experience and leadership is especially important, and it is great to get him in. Zanka is player that is defensively strong, he is aware of how we like to defend, has very good positioning and has quality on the ball. We think he can play in any of the three central defensive positions.”