Brazilian striker Igor Thiago signs for Premier League club Brentford

Updated Feb. 14, 2024 2:49 p.m. ET

LONDON (AP) — Brentford has completed the signing of Brazilian striker Igor Thiago from Club Brugge, the Premier League club said Wednesday.

Thiago has signed a five-year contract, but will remain with Brugge until the end of the season.

“We have signed a key player for a key position. Thiago is a very exciting striker who fits the role in our team," Brentford manager Thomas Frank said. “He is hard working and a very good pressing player. He is also a physical presence, very good in the box and can link the play.”

Thiago's deal also includes the option of a 12-month extension.


His move will raise further questions about the future of Ivan Toney, who has been linked with a host of top clubs in England.

The 22-year-old Thiago previously played for Brazilian team Cruzeiro. He moved to Bulgaria in 2022 when joining Ludogorets Razgrad and signed for Brugge in 2023.

“He’s progressing well in the Belgian league, so there is big potential and we are looking forward to seeing him in a red and white shirt,” Frank said.


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