Brentford B have completed their first signing of the January transfer window with Paris Maghoma joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee.
The 18-year-old central midfielder came through the ranks with Spurs and has featured for England at youth level. The Enfield-born youngster will add further strength to the Brentford B midfield, and he will seek to follow the pathway that has already seen the likes of Mads Roerslev and Fredrik Hammar make their first team debuts in recent months.
Paris scored four times in seven Under-18 Premier League games last season and also featured in the Under-18 Premier League Cup and the FA Youth Cup for the North London side. Paris has also turned out for the senior team in a pre-season friendly against Girona back in 2018 under Mauricio Pochettino.
The talented youngster has also played a significant role for Tottenham in their UEFA Youth League matches and added to that he has also featured twice in the EFL Trophy for the Premier League side.
Speaking about the signing of Paris, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane says he is delighted to have secured the promising young talent.
He said: “I think that Paris will be a great addition to the B Team setup, and like all of the players, we want to give him an opportunity to progress to the first team and we’ll be working with him every single day in that respect.
“I think it tells us where we are at the moment as a club because we’re able to attract someone of his ability in terms of playing for England at youth level. He’s coming from a really good club where he maybe doesn’t see the pathway as clear as he could potentially see here. We will work with him hand in hand every day on the training ground to make him better and hopefully give him that opportunity in the coming months and year ahead.
“He’s a very talented player, an advanced midfield player is probably his best position and he likes to create. I think we can help him in terms of his goal tally, and I think we can help him in terms of work without the ball, and if we can marry all of those aspects together then we’ll have a really good player.
“Touch wood, things are going really well at first team level at the moment and long may that continue. With the strategy at the football club with two teams we’re striving to improve everything, it’s a real coup to get him.”