2 March 2024
Bromley Football Club can confirm that Ben Krauhaus has signed for Premier League side Brentford for a club record undisclosed fee and will return to the Ravens on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 20-year-old becomes the latest success story to come out of our Academy after progressing through the education and U21 Professional Development system to not only become a First Team regular at Hayes Lane, but to become the first ever Bromley player to be sold to the Premier League.
Krauhaus has made 28 league appearances so far this season, netting on five occasions and has attracted interest from a whole host of clubs across the higher divisions.
His first strike of the season came in a 1-1 draw away at Solihull before adding to his tally at Hartlepool in November. Krauhaus then bagged three in two when we came up against Ebbsfleet over the festive period, netting on Boxing Day before clinching a brace in the reverse fixture before the turn of the year.
He also found the net in our 3-2 home victory over Wealdstone in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup and then again in a 1-1 draw at home to Chippenham Town in the FA Trophy.
Krauhaus first made a name for himself during our famous FA Youth Cup runs of 2020 and 2021. He netted a late winner at Fratton Park as the young Ravens beat Portsmouth 2-1 to reach the Third Round for the first time ever. It proved to be deja vu for Ben the following season as he popped up with another last minute strike to secure back-to-back Third Round progression, beating Forest Green Rovers 4-3 away from home.
He then became a regular for our U21 Professional Development Squad, playing under current First Team coach Steve Aris.
During his time with the PDS, he caught the eye of Andy Woodman and it wasn’t long before he made his senior debut, coming on as a substitute in our 1-0 win at Dover Athletic in 2021 during that successful FA Trophy run.
To gain regular men’s football, Krauhaus then joined Walton & Hersham on loan where he helped them gain promotion from the Cherry Red Combined Counties League Premier Division South. Slightly closer to home, he then signed a loan deal with Cray Wanderers where he’d reunite with team-mate Kellen Fisher.
Continuing to shine away from Bromley FC, including a hat-trick for Cray against Brightlingsea Regent, meant it wasn’t long before he would receive another senior team nod from Woodman. However, this time, he was there to stay.
Ben was recalled and went on to feature 11 times for the Ravens during the remainder of the 2022/23 season, scoring his first goal in the process, an equaliser at home to Dagenham & Redbridge.
The youngster has continued to impress this season and has become a regular starter, featuring in almost every game this season.
We caught up with Ben back in November in a special feature interview after penning a new deal with the club:
We congratulate Ben for securing a move to Brentford and look forward to seeing his developments continue for the remainder of the season as a Bromley player.
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