MK Dons has completed the procedure to sign Chelsea striker Charlie Brown on a permanent basis.
The 21-year-old joins the Dons, though he never made a senior appearance in the Premier League club after spending the last four-and-a-half years.
In 2016 the left-footed forward moved from Ipswich Town to Stamford Bridge and went on to become a regular goal-threat for Chelsea’s youth sides. Brown scored 53 goals and provided 12 assists, contributing to a goal every 87 minutes in 108 appearances for the Londoner’s youth teams.
Those stats make for superb reading and his credentials were further enhanced when six of his 53 Chelsea goals came against EFL opposition in the Papa John’s Trophy, while he was also crowned UEFA Youth League top goalscorer during the 2018/19 season, after netting 12 times in just nine appearances.
Last season, Brown stepped up to play senior professional football, before the coronavirus pandemic curtailed the season when he enjoyed a short loan spell at Belgian First Division B side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.
On joining MK Dons, the striker told the club’s website: “I’m over the moon to be here. This is an opportunity I’ve been waiting for and I can’t wait to get on the pitch and show the fans what I can do.”
“The Gaffer has got a really strong plan for the team and I’m really excited to be a part of that and have the opportunity to help the Club get to where it wants to be.”
“I’ve seen the way the team plays, with a lot of possession and creating a lot of chances for the strikers. It’s going to be up to me to finish those chances off and I’ll be looking to do that as often as I can!”