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Josh McEachran to join Bees on permanent deal?

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Midfielder Josh McEachran was once one of the brightest prospects from Chelsea's youth academy, having joined the club at the age of seven and playing in a number of matches, including the full 90 minutes of a game against Marseille away in the Champions League, under Carlo Ancelotti in the 2010-11 season.

But despite being technically gifted, McEachran always had a "frail" build. Almost 5 years have passed since McEachran's first official appearance for Chelsea, and the player seemingly didn't bulk up as much as expected. Along with a number of failed loan spells in England and a rotational role last season with Cobham East Vitesse, Chelsea looks ready to move on from the player - as noted by Vitesse's head coach Peter Bosz.

We didn't have suitors for Joshy back then, but if a report from Beesotted, a Brentford fanzine is to be believed, the West London side is set to be McEachran's new home.

Brentford are on the verge of signing Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran on a 4 year permanent deal. He is expected to have a medical at Brentford on Friday and will complete signing within the next few days.

Source: Beesotted

It's unfortunate that after showing so much potential at a young age for Chelsea, McEachran didn't develop enough to be in the club's consideration. Brentford, meanwhile, should get a permanent deal on a player that is more than good enough to be a Championship player, as they make a push after finishing 5th in the league last season.

Good luck to Josh. He'll be out of the basket soon.