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Brentford sign Pim Balkestein from Ipswich Town

Pim Balkestein
Balkestein arrived at Portman Road from Heerenveen in 2008

Brentford have signed Dutch defender Pim Balkestein from Ipswich Town on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old made 14 appearances during two loan spells at Griffin Park last season, scoring one goal.

"Pim will bring the same quality to the side that he did during his loan spell last season," Bees manager Andy Scott told the club website.

"I believe he will be a significant component as we strive to achieve the ambitions of the football club."

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