As mentioned, the recruitment setup at Brentford is arguably the most efficient and unique in the country. Unearthing hidden gems across the continent, developing them, and selling them on for big profits has become a recurring cycle at Brentford in the Championship.
But with Premier League football, Brentford would have the ability to stop the third part of the cycle from happening on such a regular basis. High-profile players like Neal Maupay, Ezri Konsa, Watkins, and Said Benrahma have each moved to Premier League clubs in recent seasons, and each looked at home in doing so. The Bees would have the financial capabilities to withstand any bids from clubs for their key assets, and it would reduce the turnover of players each window, which would be key in establishing themselves as a Premier League club.
Not only does Premier League football have a huge effect on Brentford keeping their best players, but it also expands the potential of their recruitment department and the players that they can attract. Currently, most of their players are from lower league teams or niche markets abroad. What top-flight football could bring to the club are new markets to delve into due to the financial benefits of the Premier League. Not only would Brentford be able to attract a better quality of player, but they can also offer bigger wages and fees, which ultimately would see their recruitment model thrive in the top division.
The Premier League dream may become very real for Brentford fans in the next few months, and the idea of their recruitment team having more resources to work with should be a mouth-watering thought for any fan of the club.
By Harry Charlwood