Brentford have completed the signing of Turkish midfielder Yunus Emre Konak from Sivasspor, subject to international clearance.
The 18-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract until June 2029, with an option of a further year's extension.
Despite interest from clubs across Europe, the Bees have secured the services of the Turkey Under-21 international, who broke into the Sivasspor side this season, making 17 appearances in the Süper Lig.
Brentford director of football Phil Giles said: “Yunus is an exciting young player and we are very happy to have managed to bring him to Brentford.
“He’s a player that likes to be aggressive, close players down, win tackles, and get the ball back for his team. He has a lot of development potential still, especially on the offensive side of the game, and we look forward to working with him on all aspects of his game.
“Our recruitment team did a fantastic job to enable us to move quickly and secure his signature. We look forward to working with Yunus and, hopefully, he can progress into the first team in due course.”
Konak, born in Batman, came through the youth system of his local club, before moving to Sivasspor in 2018.
Turning professional this season, he has started 17 games and played 1,329 minutes in the Turkish top flight - more than any other teenager - as well as registering one assist.
The midfielder ranks joint-second in the Süper Lig for tackles won this term with 44, and he is also joint-sixth for interceptions made (31), highlighting his defensive nous.
But the other side of Konak’s game can also be highlighted by the numbers: he has played more accurate long balls (52) than any of his team-mates and, of those to play more than 200 league minutes for Sivasspor, no player has a better pass completion rate than Konak (86 per cent) this campaign.
Last year, Konak was named as one of “the 60 best young talents of world football born in 2006” by The Guardian.