FORMER Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley has joined Bristol City in a deal believed to be worth £4million.

Bentley, who had spent the last three seasons with Brentford, has signed a four year deal with the Robins.

And Bristol City’s chief executive Mark Ashton told the club’s website he was thrilled to have completed the deal.

“Dan is a player we have been tracking for some time and we are delighted to have signed him,” said Ashton.

“Understandably a lot of clubs were very keen on him but we were very determined to secure his services.

“Dan is very tuned in to the Bristol City philosophy and what we are trying to achieve here and our fans should be very excited about his arrival.”

Bentley, who is a former Bromfords School pupil, came through the youth ranks with the Shrimpers and made 160 appearances for the first team.

The 25-year-old joined Brentford for £1.1million in 2016 but Blues are understood to no longer have a sell on clause with the shot-stopper.