Chelsea’s young attacking midfielder Isaiah “Izzy” Brown is believed to be in talks with Huddersfield Town, who were promoted to the Premier League after beating Reading in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
Brown played for Huddersfield on loan during their promotion-winning campaign, and became a real fan favourite at the West Yorkshire club.
According to reports from the Mail Online, the Chelsea youngster is deep in talks with the Terriers over making his loan move permanent, and it is believed that Chelsea are demanding a fee of £8.5m. Charismatic Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is a keen admirer of the player, who scored five goals in 21 appearances after joining his side in the January transfer window.
The U20 England international continues to impress as he develops as a footballer, and has had solid loan spells at Dutch side Vitesse, Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town since joining Chelsea from West Bromwich Albion in 2013.
Given the Blues’ wealth of talented players to choose from, Brown has struggled to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge so far.
Huddersfield Town utilised the talents of the midfielder to great effect in their 2016/2017 campaign, preferring to play him as a number 10 behind a striker. Brown is also adept at playing as a forward, and has the strength and finishing abilities necessary to succeed in the role.
Wagner will push hard to sign Brown, as he aims to prepare for a relegation scrap next season.
Huddersfield Town fans have already had reason to celebrate in the preseason period, after signing Aaron Mooy from Manchester City for a fee of £10m.
The Australian midfielder was also on loan with the Terriers last season, and his skilful performances in the central midfield saw him dubbed the “Bald Pirlo” by many of the Huddersfield Town faithful.