Brentford complete loan transfer for former Man Utd academy speedster Deji Sotona from Nice

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

The winger, 19, agreed to a switch from OGC Nice until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

Former Man Utd speedster Deji Sotona has joined Brentford


Former Man Utd speedster Deji Sotona has joined Brentford

Sotona was regarded as one of the fastest players at United’s academy during his time there and has impressed Bees staff during a recent spell training with the club.

The starlet was at Old Trafford until 2020, where he once clocked a top speed of 22.9mph during sprinting sessions, before moving to France.

Deji found regular matches difficult to come due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on youth football in France.

Whilst with United Deji featured regularly in the Under-18 Premier League and also made appearances in the FA Youth Cup and the 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 electrifying speed and we’ve been interested in him prior to his move to Nice.


“Our recruitment team have done a fantastic job in producing a trial game recently with the highest performing players. 

“He did really well and we’re pleased to bring him in. 

“It’s a good opportunity for Deji to keep his career moving forwards.”

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