Ben Mee signs new one-year Brentford contract


Ben Mee has signed a new one-year contract at Brentford to keep him at the club until 2025.

The 34-year-old defender’s deal had been set to expire this summer.

Mee joined Brentford from Burnley ahead of the 2022-23 season and has made 56 appearances in all competitions. He has been restricted to 18 appearances this season after being ruled out for the remainder of the campaign in February with an ankle injury that required surgery.

“Ben was a really good signing in the summer of 2022,” said Brentford director of football Phil Giles. “He was exactly what we needed at that point and deserved the accolades he got in his first season with us.

“He was unlucky with injuries last season but has been recovering well from the season-ending injury he got at West Ham, so we expect him to be taking part in pre-season one way or another.

“He is an important and popular member of the squad, so I’m really pleased he is with us next season too.”

Mee, a product of the Manchester City academy, spent a decade at Burnley before moving to Brentford after Burnley’s relegation at the end of the 2021-22 season.

He won the supporters’ player of the year award during his debut season as Brentford finished ninth.

The defender missed just one Premier League match last term but this season has been disrupted by injury, with his season-ending injury in February leaving Brentford’s without first-choice centre-back pairing of him and Ethan Pinnock for two months.

Pinnock committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year deal last May, while The Athletic reported this month midfielder Josh Dasilva is also close to agreeing a new contract.

Brentford are 16th and are assured of their Premier League status ahead of the final game of the season against Newcastle United on Sunday.

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