Jonas Lossl has signed for Brentford on a loan deal from Midtjylland until end of 2021-22 season.
Lossl’s arrival will see Brentford boost their goalkeeping quality after Aitor Fernandez only kept one clean sheet in nine league appearances, since first-choice goalkeeper – David Raya suffered a serious knee injury in October which has sidelined him until Spring.
Lossl will formally complete his loan deal when the transfer window opens on New Year’s Day 2022, although he is unlikely to be eligible to make his Bees debut against Aston Villa on Sunday 2 January unless international clearance is received in time.
Brentford Head Coach, Thomas Frank is delighted to welcome Lossl to the club given that the Danish goalkeeper has previous experience in England, having previously played for Huddersfield and Everton between July 2017 – February 2021.
“Jonas is a very good goalkeeper who will bring with him lots of experience. He has played in England and in the Premier League and we also know him from his work with FCM.” said Frank of the decision to bring Lossl back to the English game.
Frank went on to iterate that Lossl “fits the criteria of what we want in a goalkeeper with his feet and in his penalty area.”
Acknowledging the current state of his goalkeeping options with Fernandez’s poor form and Raya’s injury, Frank added that Lossl “will add to the experience within our goalkeeper group in our first Premier League season.”
Speaking about the benefits of Lossl’s experience, Frank said: “This gives us an extra experienced goalkeeper in training and also someone who has played Premier League games and will be used to that matchday environment if he starts a game for us.”
Brentford’s Goalkeeper Coach, Manu Sotelo also welcomed the “great” decision to sign Lossl from Midtjylland to add extra “experience and commitment”, where Brentford Owner – Matthew Benham is a majority shareholder.
Sotelo also proceeded to praise Lossl’s goalkeeping qualities as he commented: “There are a lot of strengths to his game – decision making, positioning and control of his penalty area, especially dealing with crosses.
“His work ethic will help everyone in the group to step up and I am sure he will also continue to improve.”
Brentford will also have the option of making Lossl’s stay permanent at end of season with a further one-year contract on the cards.