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Official: Charlie Brown departs Chelsea for MK Dons

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A permanent departure

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Young forward Charlie Brown has left Chelsea to join League One side MK Dons on a permanent basis, the clubs have confirmed.

Brown, 21, had been at Belgian second-division side Royale Union Saint Gilloise since January 2020, first on an initial six-month loan deal, which was later extended until the end of the 2020-21 season. However, he returned to Chelsea in October after not making a single appearance for Union SG. He has been featuring for our development side since then, scoring 1 goal in 4 appearances.

Brown was prolific for Chelsea at the youth levels, scoring 53 times and providing 12 assists in 108 appearances after his arrival from Ipswich Town in 2016. He seems particularly happy and enthused over taking the next step in his young career.

“I’m over the moon to be here. This is an opportunity I’ve been waiting for and I can’t wait to get on the pitch and show the fans what I can do.”

“The Gaffer has got a really strong plan for the team and I’m really excited to be a part of that and have the opportunity to help the Club get to where it wants to be.”

“I’ve seen the way the team plays, with a lot of possession and creating a lot of chances for the strikers. It’s going to be up to me to finish those chances off and I’ll be looking to do that as often as I can!”

- Charlie Brown; source: MK Dons

All the best for your next endeavor, Charlie!