Izzy Brown finds a new club following Sheffield Wednesday exit - Preston North End snap up the former Chelsea man
Izzy Brown didn’t have the best of times on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, but now he’s found himself a new club.
Brown, 24, was released by Premier League side, Chelsea, as his contract at Stamford Bridge came to an end this year, but he’s wasted no time in finding himself a new home as he looks to get his career back on track.
It’s been confirmed by the Lilywhites that the midfielder has signed a one-year deal with a one-year option at PNE, and he’ll be desperate to put the 2020/21 season behind him as he focuses on the future.
As quoted on Preston’s official website, 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.”
The former Owls loanee had said at one point that he’d be open to the idea of remaining at Hillsborough on a permanent basis once his Blues deal expires, but he struggled for game time at Hillsborough – especially in the second half of the season – and it became obvious that a move elsewhere would be on the cards instead.
Brown played 21 times for Wednesday across all competitions, however only managed to get a handful of starts.