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Brentford completes loan transfer of former Man Utd academy speedster Deji Sotona from Nice

BRENTFORD have landed former Manchester United academy speedster Deji Sotona on loan on deadline day.

The The winger, 19 years old, has agreed to move to from OGC Nice until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

Former Man Utd speedster Deji Sotona has joined Brentford

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Former Man Utd speedster Deji Sotona has joined Brentford

Sotona is considered one of the fastest players in United’s academy during his time there and impressed Bees staff during a recent spell training session with the club.

This star has been at Old Trafford until 2020, where he used to reach a top speed of 22.9mph in sprint sessions, before moving to France.

Deji finds that matches are often difficult to come by due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on youth football in France.

While with United, Deji regularly featured in the Under-18 Premier League and also featured in the FA Youth Cup and EFL Trophy.

He will link up once again with Ben Hockenhull and Max Haygarth from their time at Old Trafford.

Brentford B head coach Neil MacFarlane said: “Deji has incredible speed and we were interested in him before he moved to Nice.

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“Our recruiting team did a fantastic job at producing a test game recently with top performing players.

“He did a great job and we are delighted to bring him in.

“It’s a good opportunity for Deji to further develop his career.”

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