Brentford have agreed a pre-contract arrangement with Danish Youth International attacker Emiliano Marcondes Camargo Hansen. The 22-year-old has completed a medical and will join The Bees, subject to international clearance, on a three-and-a-half year deal in January when his contract with Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjælland expires.
Emiliano, who is better known as Emiliano Marcondes, began his career with hometown club Hvidovre IF before joining Nordsjælland as a 15-year-old in 2010 and progressing through to their first-team. He made his professional debut in a Danish Cup match two years later with his Superliga debut following in April 2013. The next season he played in both of Nordsjælland’s Champions League Qualifiers against Zenit St-Petersburg before going on to make 15 appearances. His first professional goal coming in a 3-1 win over Viborg FF on the penultimate weekend of the season.
He made his breakthrough at Nordsjælland during the 2014/15 season, playing 24 games and scoring five goals in the Danish top flight. Over the past two seasons, Emiliano has played 57 games in all competitions for The Wild Tigers, scoring 14 goals. He has represented Denmark at all age levels between Under-17 and Under-21, earning 34 caps and scoring eight goals.
Brentford Head Coach Dean Smith said: “I am very pleased with the acquisition of Emiliano. He is another talented player to add to the group and he comes with a lot of potential. We have a good knowledge of Danish football and we feel that Emiliano can progress further with us. His signing is another indication of us looking towards the future and preparing for what’s to come this season and beyond.”
Rasmus Ankersen, Co-Director of Football, added: “I am very pleased that Emiliano has chosen Brentford as his next club. We have followed him closely over the last 12 months, and he has been able to convince us that he possesses the attributes and the mentality to become successful in English football. In addition to being technically good, he loves the physical side of the game, and we believe he has got the toughness required in the Championship."