Talented young striker Nathan Young-Coombes has joined Brentford B on a three-year deal from Rangers [Brentfordfc.com].
Young-Coombes moved to Ibrox in February 2019 from Chelsea and impressed straight away, playing a key role in the U17s’ Alkass Cup win in Qatar.
Later that season, he scored the winner against Celtic in the Scottish Youth Cup final and during the 2019/20 campaign, he featured for the U20s and Colts teams in the UEFA Youth League and the Challenge Cup respectively.
His involvement decreased significantly last season, though, and he had been linked with a move away before the Gers eventually confirmed his departure on Tuesday.
In the announcement, Gers Head of Academy, Craig Mulholland, suggested that Rangers had received some sort of payment for the 18-year-old [Rangers.co.uk].
At that stage, his destination was unconfirmed, but on Wednesday afternoon, Brentford confirmed that they had signed him on a three-year deal.
✍️ Welcome to #BrentfordB, Nathan Young-Coombes!
The forward joins Neil MacFarlane’s side on a three-year deal
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) June 9, 2021
Young-Coombes will initially turn out for the newly-promoted Premier League club’s B team, who are coached by former Hearts midfielder Neil MacFarlane.
“We’re delighted that Nathan will be joining us,” said MacFarlane [Brentfordfc.com]. “We know that he has been highly thought of at Rangers and he is the sort of number nine which aren’t easy to find.”
“He’s somebody that will play on the shoulder of defenders, and he can also bring other players into the game. He possesses a real goal threat and a high level of finishing. Once Nathan has got a good pre-season with us under his belt then I’m sure he will fly for us.”
Many Bears had high hopes that Young-Coombes would one day break into the first-team at Ibrox and will be disappointed that he’s headed for pastures new.
There are plenty of other exciting young attackers still at Auchenhowie, though, including Charlie Lindsay, Tony Weston and James Graham.