Milton Keynes Dons have signed Chelsea striker Charlie Brown on a permanent deal. The striker arrives after a prolific spell in the Chelsea academy.
This will be his first taste of the football league as he becomes Russell Martin’s second signing in this transfer window.
MK Dons Sign Chelsea Striker Charlie Brown on a Permanent Deal
#MKDons have completed the signing of Chelsea striker Charlie Brown on a permanent basis.
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Brown Joins After Prolific Spell at Youth Level
The striker has proven himself as a dangerous striker at youth level since joining Chelsea in 2016. He began his career at Ipswich Town before moving to West London.
Brown made over 100 appearances for Chelsea’s U23s, scoring 53 goals and setting up 18 others. His time at Chelsea has allowed him to grow as a player and he is certainly ready to make the step up to the football league.
This will be his first experience of League One football. He has built up plenty of experience at youth level playing in several competitions including the UEFA Youth League. He scored nine goals in 12 games in that competition which earned him the golden boot.
Brown most recently has been out in Belgium playing for Royal Union SG. He has built up some senior football but was recalled in October.
Brown could make his debut this weekend when the MK Dons take on Peterborough United.
The Striker Over the Moon to Make Move
Speaking to the MK Dons website about his move, Brown said: “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!”
As Charlie Brown Arrives, Stephen Walker Exits the Club
As well as confirming the arrival of Charlie Brown, MK Dons have confirmed Stephen Walker has left the club.
Walker joined the club from Middlesbrough during the summer transfer window. Following Brown’s arrival, Walker has returned to his parent club with Boro likely to loan the striker out once again if any clubs show an interest.
His second spell with the Dons saw him make 17 appearances and score five goals.
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