EFL Championship side Brentford have signed Northampton Town defender Charlie Goode. The Bees have made the Cobblers captain their first summer signing by handing him a four-year deal with an option for a fifth.
The 25-year old made 45 appearances in all competitions for Northampton in 2019/20 as he led Keith Curle's side to play-off glory which concluded with a 4-0 thrashing of Exeter City in the final to seal promotion to EFL League One.
'He will help us go forward as a club'
Head coach Thomas Frank said "I'd like to welcome Charlie to the club. Charlie is a player I really like; he's an aggressive defender and a big serial threat in both boxes, which is a big thing for us. He has good quality on the ball which we feel we can further develop within our style of play.
"The pathway through the non-league and lower leagues develops you hugely as a person and builds your character in ways I really like. I feel Charlie can add something to the team in that regard, especially given his leadership qualities. We are sure that he will grow and develop further with us over the coming years and that, in turn, he will help us go forward as a club too."
"I'm very pleased we were able to secure his signing"
Co-director of football Phil Giles also weighed in, stating "there was significant interest in Charlie from other Championship clubs, therefore I'm very pleased we were able to secure his signing. Our defence was already strong last year and we feel that Charlie can help us become even stronger, especially given the experience he brings having captained a successful Northampton Town team last season. We wish him well."