Brentford sign 18-year-old Chelsea midfielder Myles Peart-Harris on a four-year deal… as the England youth international becomes the latest starlet to leave Stamford Bridge
- Leeds announced the signing of 18-year-old Lewis Bate from the Blues this week
- Fellow academy graduates Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi have also left recently
- The defenders signed for AC Milan and Crystal Palace respectively this summer
- Many youngsters feel the pathway to the first team is blocked at Stamford Bridge
Brentford have announced the signing of midfielder Myles Peart-Harris from Chelsea on a four-year contract, continuing the exodus of young players from the club.
The 18-year-old central midfielder has moved between the West London sides for an undisclosed fee, and the Bees have the option to extend his deal for a fifth year.
Teenager Peart-Harris had been at Stamford Bridge for almost a decade, and has represented England at youth level.
Brentford have announced the signing of Chelsea midfielder Myles Peart-Harris (pictured)
The 18-year-old central midfielder has moved for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract
Manager Thomas Frank said: ‘Myles is a very talented young player and an exciting signing for us. We see him playing as an ‘eight’ in our system and he fits the position profile perfectly for that.
‘He is a dynamic midfield player, and he drives forward with the ball. Myles has great quality on the ball. He can score goals and deliver assists for us. He is great at arriving in the penalty area at the right time.
‘There is also lots of development potential for our coaches to work with. We think there will be lots of areas where he will get better, particularly defensively, but he has some great attributes, and we believe we can maximise his potential.’
Bees boss Thomas Frank (pictured) described the teenager as a ‘very talented young player’
He becomes latest Blues academy player to leave in the search for regular first-team football
Several other Blues academy graduates have left recently: Lewis Bate, Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi have left for Leeds, AC Milan and Crystal Palace respectively, with many young players clearly feeling the pathway to first-team football is blocked.
Brentford co-director Phil Giles added: ‘Over recent seasons we have made sure we have found as many opportunities as possible to give young players a chance to play and develop.
‘Even though we are now playing at a higher level, that principle is one we want to maintain. With that in mind we are looking forward to seeing Myles earn his opportunity and hopefully he can be another young player to make an impact.’