Brentford enter talks with free agent Ben Mee in a bid to strengthen their defence amid injuries to Ethan Pinnock and Kristoffer Ajer… as the ex-Burnley captain eyes an instant return to the Premier League
- Brentford have held talks with ex-Burnley defender and free agent Ben Mee
- Mee suffered relegation to the Championship with Burnley last campaign
- But the 32-year-old could be set for an instant return to the Premier League
- Nick Pope, James Tarkowski and Nathan Collins each left to join top flight clubs
Brentford have held talks with former Burnley captain Ben Mee, 32, who is a free agent.
The 32-year-old’s contract expired at the end of June following the Clarets relegation from the Premier League.
Mee captained the side during the last three top flight seasons to cap off an 11-year stint at Turf Moor.
Free agent Ben Mee could be set for a Premier League return after holding talks with Brentford
But the English centre-back could be set for an instant return to the Premier League, as Brentford aim to pen a deal with the veteran defender.
Thomas Frank is keen to lure Mee ahead of next season, due to the Bees’ growing injury list at centre-half.
Key defenders Ethan Pinnock and Kristoffer Ajer are injury doubts ahead of Brentford’s opening weekend clash against Leicester on August 7.
The former Burnley captain suffered relegation to the Championship at Turf Moor last season
Mee was sidelined with a hairline fracture of the fibula against Leicester start campaign, ruling him out of the final 13 matches of the season.
The former captain’s exit preceded a summer of wholesale changes at Turf Moor, following the appointment of new boss Vincent Kompany.
Burnley have already waved farewell to James Tarkowski, Nick Pope, Nathan Collins and Wayne Hennessey, who have each taken up new challenges in the top flight.