Former Ipswich academy striker Charlie Brown joins MK Dons
Previous Ipswich Town academy striker Charlie Brown has finished an irreversible transfer from Chelsea to League One club MK Puts on for an undisclosed cost.
Brown, 21, came through the youth ranks at Playford Roadway prior to being lured to Chelsea in 2016, at the age of 16, for a six-figure settlement cost thought to be around ₤ 600k.
In 108 appearances for their Under-23s, U19s and U18s, Brown scored 53 goals, including six in the EFL Trophy and 12 in the UEFA Youth League games as they reached the last in 2019.
His very first experience of senior football came throughout the 2nd half of last season with a loan spell at Belgian second-division side Union SG, where he made 3 looks.
MK Dons are presently 16th in the League One table, 7 points behind Ipswich.
” I’m over the moon to be here,” stated Brown, whose younger sibling Zak, also a forward, bets Ipswich’s U23s.
” This is a chance I’ve been waiting for and I can’t wait to get on the pitch and reveal the fans what I can do.
” The gaffer (Russell Martin) has got a truly strong plan for the team and I’m truly delighted to be a part of that and have the chance to assist the club get to where it wants to be.
” I have actually seen the method the group plays, with a lot of ownership and creating a lot of opportunities for the strikers. It’s going to depend on me to finish those chances off and I’ll be seeking to do that as typically as I can!”
MK Dons employer Martin said: “Charlie is somebody we’ve been keeping track of for a while now and when it took place that we could sign him, we jumped at the chance.
” He’s revealed a great deal of intent to come and bet MK Wears – rejecting some more lucrative offers because he believes in what we’re doing here.
” I believe the method we play and the culture we’re developing will fit him actually well. He’s scored a great deal of goals at youth level but I believe we can enhance him even further.
” In the long term, he’s going to be a very, great signing for the football club and I’m positive, once we get him up to speed, he will assist us in the short-term too.”