Brentford is pleased to announce the signing of Benjamin Arthur on a three-year contract from Sky Bet League One side Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee. 

Arthur will link up with Neil MacFarlane’s B team to continue his development with the young Bees having come through the ranks with Peterborough.  

The 17-year-old central defender featured regularly for Peterborough’s Under-18 side where he helped them to a cup double last season with triumphs in the Professional Development League Cup and the David Joyce Cup.

Having impressed with his boyhood club, Arthur earned himself a call-up to England’s Under-18 squad for the International Tournament of Lisbon in June this year following some impressive performances in defence. During the tournament he played three times as England drew with Norway and Portugal whilst beating Australia 3-2.

Discussing Benjamin’s arrival, B-team head coach Neil MacFarlane said: “Benjamin is somebody who is highly thought of, and we’ve seen him recognised at youth level for England. 

“We’re really excited to bring Benjamin into the club because he’s a real prospect. He comes to us at a terrific age, and he will come into our environment where we will push him relentlessly to get better every day.

“He has a huge presence on the pitch, he will suit our style of play, and we believe our games programme will be fantastic for his development in the coming seasons.”