Spanish youth international attacker Sergi Canós has extended his loan at Brentford from Liverpool for the rest of the season. The 18-year-old joined The Bees from the Merseyside side at the end of August. His initial loan was due to end at the start of 2016 but the clubs have agreed an extension. The move will go through when the Transfer Window opens on January 2 and Sergi will stay at Griffin Park for the rest of the season.
Sergi made his Brentford debut as a substitute in a draw away to Leeds United in early September. He has played 16 games for The Bees, starting five. He scored his first professional goal in the win over Nottingham Forest last month and also found the net in the win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday, 19 December.
Dean Smith, Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “I have been really pleased with Sergi and he has been progressing really well. Even though he is only 18-years-old, he has quite an old head on young shoulders.
“He has impressed me so far. He wants to learn and he wants to get better. He is enjoying himself here and he gives us something that we haven’t really got here in terms of his direct running and enthusiasm. It is encouraging to have a player like Sergi here for the rest of the season.”
Sergi has been at Liverpool for two years and came through Barcelona’s famous youth academy. He can play in a variety of attacking positions, either wide or through the middle and signed professional forms last summer when still 17. He made his debut for Liverpool’s Under-21 side when still eligible for the Youth Team and has played for Spain at Under-17 level, making six competitive appearances and scoring two goals. The teenager has also been called up for recent Spain Under-19 training camps.