Preston North End complete signing of former Chelsea attacker Izzy Brown

Preston North End have made Izzy Brown their third signing of the summer.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 5:48 pm

The 24-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or on either wing, joins North End after being released by Chelsea

He has signed a one-year contract and there is an option for a second year.

The deal will commence on July 1 after the expiry of his Chelsea contract.

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Izzy Brown in action for Sheffield Wednesday last season
Izzy Brown in action for Sheffield Wednesday last season

Brown only made one substitute appearance for Chelsea, with his experience picked up during a serious of loan spells.

He played fort Vitesse Arnhem in Holland in the 2015/16 season and then has since had loans at Rotherham, Huddersfield, Brighton, Leeds, Luton and Sheffield Wednesday.

After agreeing the move to Deepdale, Brown said: "I’m over the moon to finally get this done.

"It’s been in the works for a couple of weeks now, but I’m absolutely delighted to be here.

“Now I’m getting to that age where I want to develop myself as a player and hopefully be a legend at a club, and I really feel like Preston’s a place where I could do that."

North End head coach Frankie McAvoy said: "He’s got good pedigree. Izzy has got great experience in terms of playing in the Championship and an ex-Chelsea player from a young age.

"He’s had quite a few loans over his time, some he’s done well, others maybe latterly not done as well as he hoped, so he just needs to find that self-belief again and confidence.

"But we’re certainly getting a player with undoubted talent, very offensive and we’re looking forward to working with him."

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