Forward Izzy Brown joins Brighton on a season-long loan after new Chelsea four-year deal

Brighton have signed Chelsea forward Izzy Brown on a season-long loan.

Brown has also agreed a new contract with Chelsea which runs until 2021.

The 20-year-old helped Huddersfield to promotion via the play-offs while on loan last season and the Terriers were understood to be keen to re-sign him. But Brown has instead signed for fellow Premier League new boys Brighton and becomes their sixth signing of the summer. Pascal Gross, Josh Kerr, Mathew Ryan, Markus Suttner and Mathias Normann have also signed for the club.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: “The natural progression for Izzy, having enjoyed such a successful season in the Championship last season, was to step up to the Premier League. “And we are delighted he will be doing that with us, here at Brighton. “He is a player with great potential and will bring a different dimension to our attacking options for the season ahead, alongside our existing strikers.”

He began his career with West Brom before moving to Chelsea in 2013. Although the 20-year-old has been with the Blues since 2013, he has made only one substitute appearance.

Brown has had loan spells at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, Rotherham United and Huddersfield.

Brown has won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League with Chelsea and made his first appearance for the senior side in May 2015.

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