Brentford's B Team central defender Emmanuel 'Manny' Onariase has signed a new contract with the club planning to loan him out again.
The 20-year-old, who joined the club from West Ham in 2016, agreed a new two-year deal and will link up with the rest of the B squad for the start of pre-season tomorrow.
He played 15 games for Brentford B last season, 14 from the start, and was also named as a substitute for three Sky Bet Championship matches in the autumn.
He spent the latter half of the campaign at Cheltenham, featuring 24 times and scored his first professional goal.
Fans, though, should not expect to see him at Griffin Park just yet as head of football operations, Rob Rowan, confirmed to the club's official website that he is likely to depart on loan again.
He said: “It was a good season for Manny last year. He trained a lot with our First Team and featured on the bench against Derby, QPR and Fulham.
“Spending the second half of the season on loan at Cheltenham was a brilliant experience for him professional and personally, Cheltenham were in a relegation battle where every game was a six-pointer, therefore, he had to mature and recover from mistakes very quickly.
“I’ve had a good chat with Manny and we will be looking for him to go out on loan again.
“There is some interest in him so it’s most likely he will depart in the coming weeks but it’s something we both believe will help him longer term.”