Izzy Brown confirmed as latest Sheffield Wednesday signing from Chelsea
Izzy an Owl? Yes he is!
Sheffield Wednesday have completed their third signing of the new season, picking up Chelsea midfielder, Izzy Brown, on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.
Brown, 23, has plenty of experience in the Championship having spent time with the likes of Huddersfield Town, Leeds United and most recently Luton Town, while he also has a number of appearances in the Premier League with the Blues and Brighton & Hove Albion.
A statement on the club’s website on Thursday night said, “The Owls have secured the signature of Chelsea midfielder Izzy Brown on a season-long loan deal.
“The highly-rated 23-year-old bolsters Wednesday’s attacking options and becomes our third signing of the summer.”
It remains to be seen when the England youth international will team up with his new teammates and fellow signings, Chey Dunkley and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, but he is expected to travel with the team on their preseason camp at Loughborough University starting next week.
Brown has been used mainly as a central midfielder, but has also played out wide or as a forward during the course of his career so far.
This will be Brown’s fourth loan stint in Yorkshire having also had a spell at Rotherham United.
Injuries have hampered the attacker in recent years but he was a stand-out performer particularly at Rotherham, Huddersfield and Luton last year, helping the Hatters to stave off the drop against the odds.
Peterborough-born Brown began his career at West Brom before being lured to the capital and was highly thought of by Jose Mourinho.
In all he has been on loan seven times while with Chelsea – the first of them coming at Vitesse Arnhem.
It is believed that boss Garry Monk will now turn his attention to signing a forward, with a target-man to replace the talismanic Steven Fletcher who recently joined Stoke City, expected to be the profile he’s looking for.
The addition of Brown also shows the type of player that Monk is looking for - young, hungry and dynamic, as he shaes a squad that as things stand with begin the campaign with a 12-point deficit.