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Gary Neville Says Salford City Missed Out On Signing Premier League Player

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Gary Neville Says Salford City Missed Out On Signing Premier League Player

Gary Neville has revealed that League Two side Salford City narrowly missed out on signing Brentford defender Charlie Goode.

Goode has made six appearances for Brentford in the Premier League this season, including their most recent win against Watford on Friday night.

It has been an impressive rise through the leagues from the 26-year-old defender, who has loaned out to Northampton in January 2019 after falling out of favour at Scunthorpe.

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He eventually went on to join The Cobblers on a permanent basis that summer before captaining his club to promotion from League Two after beating Exeter in the play-off final.

But in 2019, it has been revealed that Goode almost signed for Salford.

Salford were in direct discussions with his agent during his spell at Scunthorpe, according to co-owner Gary Neville, who spoke about the situation on Sky Sports.

Neville went on to claim that Goode's agent asked for more money and a deal fell through.

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Goode, of course, went on to sign for Northampton on a permanent deal after his loan spell and a year later, he signed for Brentford for a club-record transfer.

Thomas Frank was delighted with the capture.

"Charlie is a player I really like," he told the club's website in August 2020. "He is an aggressive defender and a big aerial threat in both boxes, which is a big thing for us.

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"He has good quality on the ball which we feel we can develop further within our style of play.

"The pathway through the non-league and lower leagues develops you hugely as a person and builds your character in ways that I really like. I feel Charlie can add something to the team in that regard, especially given his leadership qualities."


Topics: League Two, Transfers, Brentford, Gary Neville

Jack Kenmare
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