BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent youngster Babu Ombok has signed for Premier League side Brentford's academy.

The teenage midfielder has joined the Bees under-18s side for the remainder of the season, following a successful trial at the West London club.


Ombok, who has also been part of Elite Coaching Academy, made four first-team appearances for the R's this season, scoring twice for the Pitching In Isthmian League division north outfit.

Writing on social media, Ombok said: 'Buzzing to have signed for ⁦β€ͺ@BrentfordFC‬⁩ excited to take this next step in my career. 🐝 Many thanks to those who have supported me along the way.πŸ™Œ The hard work continues!'

Ombok featured for the Bees' under-18 side in their 3-1 win over Cambridge United in a South East Youth Alliance League game, on Saturday.


Writing on social media, Brightlingsea wished Ombok well at his new club.

They said: "It’s goodbye to Babu Ombok, as the R’s youngster has signed a deal with Brentford following a successful trial.

"We wish Babu all the best for the future and hope to see him smashing it in the Premier League!"