Date of birth
Jaakko Oksanen joined Brentford in January 2018, signing on a two-and-a-half-year contract from HJK Helsinki. The holding midfielder made himself a strong part of the B squad almost from the very first time he played in red and white stripes.
"I think this is the best next step for my career"
Jaakko started his career in Finland as a youngster with a local team. He then joined the HJK Helsinki academy, playing for the reserve team Klubi 04 for the majority of his time in Scandinavia.
In October 2017, he made his debut in the Finnish league and played his only senior game for Helsinki aged 16. It was a 3-2 defeat to Rovanieman Palloseura in the Veikkausliiga.
He joined The Bees in the winter transfer window last season, linking up with fellow young countryman Marcus Forss, as well as former Finland international goalkeeper and now B Team Coach Jani Viander.
After adjusting to the language and the lifestyle, Jaakko started playing regularly for Kevin O'Connor's side towards the end of the 17/18 campaign.
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