Transfer news

Bidwell joins Brentford

June 17, 2013
By Mike Whalley

Everton defender Jake Bidwell has moved to League One side Brentford on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Jake Bidwell
EmpicsJake Bidwell has been on loan at Brentford for the last two seasons

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The 20-year-old, born in Southport, graduated from the youth set-up at Goodison Park.

He spent much of last season on loan at Brentford, helping them to the League One play-off final, where they lost to Yeovil.

Bidwell became the youngest player ever to represent Everton when he appeared in a Europa League match against BATE Borisov in December 2009, aged 16 years and 271 days.

That turned out to be his only senior appearance for the club, however, and he moved to Brentford for the first of two loan spells in November 2011.

The former England youth international ended up staying until the end of that season, and then returned to Griffin Park on loan for a second stint in August 2012.