Chelsea FC and England youngster Isaiah Brown shared on his personal Twitter account that he has signed a professional contract with the West London club. Brown is currently enjoying a fine season with the Chelsea Under 21 team and is one of the club’s brightest prospects. He is an attacking midfielder and forward who has scored 7 goals in 11 U21 league matches this season. He is only 17 years old and has featured for England at the U16 and U17 level.
Isaiah’s tweet here:
Thank my mum for everything she has done for me! Love making her proud❤️ pic.twitter.com/bk9aoYL69y
— isaiah brown (@izzyjaybrown) February 11, 2014
This is a very big step in Isaiah Brown’s career as the professional contract will tie him to Chelsea for the length of the deal and will allow them to further his development. The next step for Isaiah will likely be a loan to a Championship side much like Kenneth Omeruo, Nathaniel Chalobah, and Josh McEachern. The Championship is a perfect fit because it well test the youngster physically much more than any U21 match. Brown will be forced to match up against men of all ages rather than just his young peers.
The natural progression for Brown after a Championship loan will likely be a Premiership loan unless he improves by leaps and bounds enough to impress Chelsea brass and convince them that he can fight for a first team spot. Considering the fact that Isaiah Brown is just 17 years old, Chelsea is in no hurry to promote him to the senior squad and will not rush the youngster along for fear of stunting his development. There is also the danger of not allowing him to grow as a player by sending him on loan too often and not letting him develop an identity and gel with a core group of players. Chelsea obviously think very highly of this young man and will surely do their best to make sure he succeeds.
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