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Grandson of Brazil legend Garrincha signs for Brentford

The grandson of Brazil's World Cup winning legend Garrincha has signed for Brentford.

Swedish youth international Henke Johansson has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Bees' B team.

If he has inherited any of his grandfather's footballing genes, Dean Smith's side could have a unique talent on their hands.

Garrincha was capped 50 times by his country and was part of their victorious World Cup sides of 1958 and 1962.

Brentford chief Robert Bowan said: "Henrik is a wide attacker who is intelligent in possession, quick, direct and a good finisher. There are areas that the staff and Henrik will need to work on in order for him to further his development and they will plan that with him in the coming weeks."

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