Florian Jozefzoon has signed a new Brentford contract, extending his deal until the end of the 2018/19 season. The Dutch winger, a former Netherlands Under-21 international, joined Brentford from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee in January. He signed an initial six-month contract with an option that was triggered at the end of last season. That deal was due to expire in June 2018 but Florian has now signed on for one more year.
Florian, 26, is a product of the famous Ajax Youth Academy and made his professional debut for the Amsterdam side in the Dutch top division when he was 19. The winger, who has also played for his country at Under-19 level, had a loan spell at NAC Breda and played for RKC Waalwijk before joining PSV in the summer of 2013. He scored five goals in 25 games in his first season at PSV, playing in the Champions League and Europa League, and featured regularly in his three-and-a-half-years with the Dutch giants, playing 64 games. He has also played for the Netherlands at Under-21 and Under-19 level.
Florian played a regular part for The Bees in the second half of last season. He played 19 times, making six starts. He set up three goals and scored his first goal in English football against Barnsley on Easter Monday, which earned The Bees a point and enabled them to end the season with just two defeats – and five wins – in the final nine games of the campaign.
Dean Smith, Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “Florian showed the staff enough last season to earn himself a new contract. He excited us when he made his debut against Aston Villa and hasn’t disappointed since. We are really pleased that Flo has signed a longer-term contract with the Football Club. He will be a great addition.”