The signing of Chelsea striker Charlie Brown permanently has been completed by MK Dons.
After spending the last four and a half years with the Premier League club, the 21-year-old joined the Dons, although he never made a senior appearance.
The left-footed forward transferred from Ipswich Town to Stamford Bridge in 2016 and proceeded to become a consistent goal-threat for the youth sides of Chelsea. Brown scored 53 goals in 108 appearances for the London youth teams and provided 12 assists, contributing every 87 minutes to a goal.
These figures make for excellent reading and his credentials were further boosted when six of his 53 Chelsea goals came in the Papa John’s Trophy against EFL opposition, while he was also crowned top goalscorer of the UEFA Youth League during the 2018/19 season, after netting 12 times in just nine appearances.
Last season, when he enjoyed a brief loan spell at Belgian First Division B side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Brown stepped up to play senior professional football until the coronavirus pandemic curtailed the season.
The striker told the club’s website upon joining MK Dons: “I’m over the moon to be here.” I’ve been waiting for this chance and I can’t wait to get on the pitch and show the fans what I can do.
The Gaffer has a really good team plan, and I’m excited to be part of it and have the chance to help the club get where it needs to be.
“With a lot of possession and making a lot of opportunities for the strikers, I have seen the way the team plays. To finish those chances off, it’s going to be up to me and I’ll be trying to do it as often as I can! ”