Brentford have announced the signing of defender Val Adedokun from Dundalk on a three-year contract with an option of a further year.
The 18-year-old Republic of Ireland underage international moves to the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee.
Adedokun, who joined the Lilywhites from Malahide United in 2017, made his first-team debut against Shamrock Rovers in September 2020 and went on to make a further eight appearances for the club this season.
"I’m very proud of what I achieved with Dundalk," said Adedokun.
"I’m very thankful to everyone at the club who gave me the opportunity to play first-team football at a young age and that has helped me to mature on the pitch and off the pitch.
"I’m pleased to join Brentford, it’s been a goal of mine to get across to England and play for a club like this. To get this opportunity is more than I could have dreamed of."
Dundalk FC has concluded a deal with Brentford for the transfer of Val Adedokun.
The 18-year-old has signed a three-year contract with an option of a further year at the English Premier League club and moves for an undisclosed fee.
The very best of luck in the future, Val!!
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Dundalk FC sporting director, Jim Magilton, said: "Val is such an exciting young talent who has emerged through our academy and into our first team this season.
"He has benefitted hugely from working with our senior group of players and coaching staff on a daily basis.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for him and I know that he will meet this new challenge head-on.
"He is going to a fantastic club and we look forward with great interest in seeing Val progress over the next few years and wish him every success for the future."
Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane added: "We’re really excited to bring Val to the Club. He is somebody who has played first team football in Ireland, and he will come here with really good attributes.
“He is somebody with electric pace and he also has experience of playing higher up the pitch. We’re looking forward to working with him and helping him to improve over the next few years.
"One thing about playing football in Ireland is that you have to be able to deal with the basics of the game and you also have to be tough, and that upbringing will stand him in good stead as he looks to progress in his career."