Izzy Brown joined fellow Chelsea Academy graduate Kasey Palmer on loan at Championship club Huddersfield during the winter transfer window, after leaving a Rotherham side who already had one foot out the bottom of the division and back in League One.
Wasting no time at either club, Brown collected 7 goals and 5 assists on the season, helping Huddersfield into the promotion playoffs. The only blot on his season was a knee injury last month, from which he recovered in time for the playoffs, where the Terriers are currently locked at 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday after the first leg of the semifinals.
Regardless of how all that may turn out, Huddersfield are already making plans for next season, and that apparently includes the intention to make Brown stay at the club permanently. According to the Birmingham Mail, Chelsea are looking to start negotiations around £3 million for the 20-year-old, which sounds hilariously low (even if there was a buy-back clause), especially if Huddersfield do make it up to the Premier League.
Brown has two years left on his Chelsea contract and like most of his other fellow loanees in the Championship this season, has proven that he’s ready for bigger and better things. If we are to move the former West Brom trainee and boyhood Chelsea fan along already, surely we would ask for a much higher fee.