Brentford midfielder Frank Onyeka has signed a new four-year contract with the Bees, with a club option for an additional 12 months.
The Nigeria international has made 41 Premier League appearances since signing for the west Londoners in 2021.
Onyeka has been involved in some of the club’s most iconic wins over the last two seasons, including starts in our maiden Premier League win over Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium and victory away at champions Manchester City.
The 25-year-old also provided goal contributions in two games last season, helping the Bees to a top-half Premier League finish.
It was his cutback that led to Ivan Toney cheekily opening the scoring in Brentford’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Gtech, and he picked out Josh Dasilva for his late winner in the 2-1 home victory against Nottingham Forest.
“I’m very pleased that Frank has signed a new contract,” said head coach Thomas Frank. “He has helped the team a lot during our time in the Premier League.
“During both seasons he has been unlucky with injuries, which have prevented him from taking an even bigger step forward in terms of minutes, but I really like his energy.
“Frank is a great pressing player. He runs into the half-spaces and in behind, progressing up the pitch. He’s a very important player for us and we’re looking forward to continuing the journey with him.”
Onyeka began his career with Ebedei, a Nigerian club with links to Midtjylland, before a move to the Danish side in 2017.
Onyeka established himself as a part of the European outfit, where Brentford owner Matthew Benham also has the majority shareholding, and made made his first-team debut in a 7-0 Danish Cup win over Greve Fodbold in September 2017, where he also scored.
He went onto make his Danish Superliga debut for the club a few months later during the 2017/18 campaign, before making his Champions League debut against Astana a year later. He has featured in the Europa League for his former club.
Onyeka departed the club for Brentford having made 95 appearances and scored 14 goals, leaving as a two-time title winner. He was also part of the side that won the Danish Cup in 2019.
Onyeka has 20 caps for Nigeria, regularly featuring in the Super Eagles’ World Cup qualifying campaigns in recent years.