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3 Brentford players who could succeed in the Premier League next season

Brentford FC have returned to the English top flight for the first time since the 1946-47 season
Brentford FC have returned to the English top flight for the first time since the 1946-47 season

Brentford FC have secured promotion to the Premier League after beating Swansea City in the EFL Championship play-off finals in May.

The London-based club last played in the English top-division during the 1946-47 season and it will be the first time they will be competing in the top-flight during the Premier League era.

Manager Thomas Frank has already started to prepare for life in the Premier League and has signed defender Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic for a club-record transfer fee of Β£13.5 million. The Bees have also secured the services of Frank Onyeka from FC Midtjylland and Myles Peart-Harris from Chelsea FC.

However, surviving in the EFL won't be an easy task and the Danish manager will need his star performers in top form during the upcoming season.

On that note, here's a list of three Brentford players who could shine in the Premier League next season.

Brentford players to look out for


#3 Sergi Canos

Sergi Canos has impressed with his performances for Brentford FC last season
Sergi Canos has impressed with his performances for Brentford FC last season

After failing to impress during his spells at Liverpool FC and Norwich City, Sergi Canos revived his career at Brentford FC and is currently among the key players in Thomas Frank's side.

The 24-year-old is a technically strong player who plays his best football from the left. His electric pace and neat touch give him the ability to beat defenders with ease, while his finishing and an eye to pick up a killer pass also add to his valuable attributes.

The former Liverpool man featured in all of Brentford's league games last season, scoring nine and assisting eight goals. The former Spanish youth international has also impressed with his versatility and has played a number of games as an emergency left-back this past season.

#2 Bryan Mbeumo

Bryan Mbeumo has played a key role in Brentford's promotion to the Premier League
Bryan Mbeumo has played a key role in Brentford's promotion to the Premier League

Bryan Mbeumo has been a consistent performer for Brentford FC since joining the club from ES Troyes AC for then club-record Β£5.8 million in 2019.

Mbuemo can play anywhere across the front three, but Thomas Frank has preferred him on the right wing. The Frenchman works very hard on and off the ball and is also blessed with blistering pace and quick feet.

The 21-year old played 44 league games this past season, scoring eight and assisting ten goals. He won the Brentford Goal of the Season 2020-21 accolade and was also nominated for the EFL Championship Player of the Year award at the 2020 London Football Awards.


#1 Ivan Toney

Blackburn Rovers v Brentford - Sky Bet Championship
Blackburn Rovers v Brentford - Sky Bet Championship

Signed from Peterborough United in 2020, Ivan Toney has been one of the star performers of Brentford's promotion campaign.

The 25-year old won the EFL Championship Golden Shoe this past season after scoring 31 times in 45 games. He set a new Championship record for most goals scored in a single season and was also included in the PFA Championship Team of the Season.

The Englishman failed to make an impression during his last spell in the Premier League with Newcastle United but he will be looking to change that with the Bees next season.

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Edited by Rohit Mishra
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