Myles Peart-Harris has completed a move to Premier League newcomers Brentford for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract. The 18-year old attacking midfielder leaves Chelsea after a decade in their youth ranks.
Myles Peart-Harris Signs for Brentford
Promising Young Attacker
Peart-Harris has been at Chelsea since he was eight years old. He played for the U18s team at 16, making five appearances. He also played for England up to U17 level. His first professional deal at Chelsea arrived in September 2019. The 2020/21 season was particularly fruitful for Peart-Harris. The attacker made the step up to Andy Myers’ Development squad last season. He scored seven goals and provided four assists in the Premier League 2, and a further four goals and two assists in just four U18 Premier League appearances. In all, he finished as the joint-top scorer across Chelsea’s youth teams.
Peart-Harris had one year left on his Chelsea contract, and he rejected the offer of a new one. He becomes the latest in a string of academy departures. Marc Guehi joined Crystal Palace, Lewis Bate moved to Leeds and Dynel Simeu is close to signing for Southampton. Chelsea’s 2020/21 Academy Player of the season, Valentino Livramento, has also rejected a new deal and appears close to joining Brighton.
The competition for places is high at Chelsea, particularly in attack. Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech arrived last summer, in addition to Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic. Tino Anjorin, who is appreciated by Thomas Tuchel, was also ahead of Peart-Harris.
Newest Brentford Player
Brentford are back in the top division for the first time since 1947. They have been relatively quiet in the transfer market compared to their fellow promoted sides. They lost Henrik Dalsgaard and Emiliano Marcondes, two crucial cogs in their side. Midfielder Frank Onyeka has arrived from Midtjylland while centre-back Kristoffer Ajer was signed from Celtic.
Myles Peart-Harris is the latest arrival, and he will hope to get some first-team minutes under Thomas Frank. The Brentford manager sees him as an ‘eight’ in midfield.
Brentford have made it a habit to find quality young players in recent years. They have had great success with players such as Ollie Watkins, Said Benrahma and Neal Maupay, who have all moved on for a premium since.