Ogbene Signs For Brentford
Brentford have confirmed the signing of Chiedozie Ogbene and the young striker has now given is first interview at the club.
Having announced the capture of the Nigerian born Irish attacker from Limerick for an undisclosed fee, the 20 year old has put pen to paper on a three and a half year deal at Griffin Park and he leaves having had his breakthrough year in 2017 where he made 32 league appearances with a return of eight goals.
Factoring in his time at Cork prior to his move to Limereck he has 52 appearances to his name last season, with 13 goals returned.
Head coach Dean Smith told the Official Site.
'We have been monitoring Chiedozie for quite a while and we like what he can bring. He came over to train with us and we could see that his personality and character ticked all the boxes for us. We are looking forward to working with him and seeing how he develops.'
Phil Giles, Co-Director of Football, added.
'I'd like to welcome Chiedozie to Brentford. I'd like to think that we have a strong reputation for buying and developing young players, and so we look forward to seeing Chiedozie working hard to improve and contribute to the Club over the coming seasons.'
Ogbene himself was delighted with the move.
'It's great to be here. Obviously, Brentford is a club with ambitions. They are trying to get to the next level, I am trying to get to the next level. It's a big club and a big step from where I am in Limerick, it's great to get this opportunity to play at this level. The people here are very positive, friendly and it's a club as well that wants to win. I want to be part of that.'
Confidence clearly isn't an issue for him as he backs himself to make the step up to the Championship level.
'You have to be confident in your ability to be a footballer everywhere you go. I feel like the players I've met have been very welcoming. They made me feel wanted and I'm going to be confident and believe in my ability. I feel like I've worked really hard throughout the whole year to be where I am. I feel like I'm going to improve more at this club, the coaching here is great, the setup is great and I feel like I maximise my potential here.'
'It's massive. The Club play beautiful football, they like to keep the ball and are very attack-minded, which means I'm going to learn a lot at this club. I was watching them against Sheffield Wednesday, when they won two-nil and the football was beautiful. What I really like about the Club as well is that I see the players are very hard-working and they always want to win. As I said, I want to be part of that, I want to win and never like to lose. I think coming here, I feel I can help the Club and obviously the Club can help me improve. I can see us moving forward to that next level together in the near future.'