Despite training at Chelsea for a few weeks, and playing a couple U21 friendlies in the United States, there was still a little bit of doubt about West Bromwich Albion youth product Isaiah Brown's move to West London. Until today, that is. This evening, he shared an official confirmation of his move on his personal Twitter account:
After there has been a lot of talk about my future, I can now official say I am a Chelsea Fc player!!!! Dreams do come true ❤— isaiah brown (@izzyjaybrown) July 19, 2013
Brown has been a Chelsea supporter since childhood, so this move will really be a dream come true for him. Unfortunately, we don't yet know how much Chelsea will have to pay West Brom in compensation, but it's nice to have an official confirmation of this controversial move. The move was always almost-certain to be completed, due to the recently-enacted Elite Player Performance Plan regulations, which has simplified the transfer of Academy players within England, though in a way which has made many smaller academies unhappy.
Either way, it's glad to finally get something official on this deal, and that Izzy Brown has been able to make his dream move to Chelsea. We only have to wait for the decision of compensation now, if one is to be forthcoming at all.