Luka Racic left FC Copenhagen for Brentford in 2018 and the English side assigned him to their B team last season.
The 20-year-old was then officially promoted to the first team in the final months of the campaign. This term, he’s made four appearances in all competitions, but an injury has forced the centre-back to spend time on the sidelines.
Despite featuring only a handful of times for the Championship side, the Bees secured the Denmark U20 international’s future by offering him a new four-year deal. The renewal was confirmed earlier this week.
Tipsbladet interviewed Racic and the defender expressed his delight after sorting out a new contract.
“It means a lot. Now it’s about getting as good as I can be, and then I’m going to get in the starting lineup,” he said.
“It was going on for a while, and I’m relieved it’s settled. It gives me assurance that I have four years, but I intend to establish myself faster.”
Racic’s immediate focus will be to regain full fitness to return to the pitch. The player says he’s ready to challenge established players for a berth in the starting XI.
“I want to learn from them and take the best from all of them and make myself the best version I can be. I have to work really hard, I know, but I’m not fighting to sit on the bench – I’m fighting to play,” Racic explained.
Should the Dane fail to feature regularly for Thomas Frank’s side, a loan move in January could be a possibility. However, Racic says he hasn’t discussed it with Brentford.
“I honestly haven’t talked about that. My focus has been on becoming fit. Now I see how it goes, because I still can’t be loaned out until January…” Racic stressed.