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New long-term deal for Gunnarsson

B Team goalkeeper commits to Brentford

25 June 2019

Brentford B goalkeeper Patrik Gunnarsson has committed his future to the Club by signing a long-term contract. Patrik, 18, signed a new four-year contract that will extend his stay in West London until June 2023. There is also a club-option for an extra year.

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Patrik joined Brentford B from Icelandic side Breiðablik for an undisclosed fee last summer when he was just 17. He came through the youth ranks at Breiðablik and played for the Icelandic team’s Under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League when he was 16. He spent last summer playing on loan for ΔΊþróttafélag Reykjavíkur in the second tier of Icelandic football before joining Brentford B.

Patrik’s performances in the B Team last season earned him a place on the substitute’s bench for seven First Team games. He was called upon to make a Brentford debut in a Sky Bet Championship win at Middlesbrough. He replaced Daniel Bentley for the final 16 minutes, plus eight minutes of stoppage time, as The Bees picked up a 2-1 win. Patrik also made his Iceland Under-21 debut last season, having represented his country at Under-17 when he was just 15. He has played 16 games for his country in total.

Allan Steele, B Team Technical Lead, said: “I am extremely pleased that Patrik has secured his long-term future with the Club. Pat is, above all, a remarkable young man and is a role model to all those who work with him. His new contract is thoroughly deserved and is a reward for his hard work and attitude. I look forward to seeing Pat continue his development with us.”


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