Rico Henry puts pen to paper on new Brentford contract
Rico Henry carries the ball in Brentford's 2-0 defeat away to Manchester City in January. Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images.

Brentford have announced that Rico Henry has signed a new contract with the club until 2026, which includes the club option of an additional year.

The 24-year-old is one of the team's longest serving players having signed from Walsall in August 2016, and he has gone on to make 151 competitive appearances for the club, bagging four goals and eight assists in the process.

Henry has become a fan-favourite during his time in west London, with each defensive action being met with the chant of "Rico, Rico, Rico!"

The left-back joins the list of important players to sign contract extensions this season and head coach Thomas Frank has expressed his delighted that he chosen to continue his development at the Brentford Community Stadium. 

"I am very pleased that Rico has signed another contract with us. He has had a top time here. He has been here a long time and we are pleased that he wants to continue to grow with us."

Henry has featured frequently this season and has handled the step up from the Championship well, playing in 26 of the Bees' 30 Premier League matches so far and earning himself two goals in back-to-back matches against Norwich City and Newcastle United in November. 

Frank also discussed his transition to the top-flight with the club's website. 

“Rico has seamlessly made the step up to the Premier League. Defensively he is fantastic, and you can see the way he defends one on one against some great attackers. He is also contributing up the field with the way he can arrive in the penalty area, as we have seen this season. There are bits to work on, but it is great that he will continue that development with us.

“We are pleased that we have a player here that can develop in to a good Premier League player. He can also be part of our development as a club. We are constantly aiming to be better. We think we can get to a higher level and think we can take Rico to a higher level as well. It is very good to have him here.”