Frank talks up new Bees signing

24 July 2021 08:56:16 GMTPlus10

Midfielder Myles Peart-Harris has completed a move from Chelsea to London rivals Brentford and Bees manager Thomas Frank has hailed the 18-year-old as an "exciting talent".

The former England Under-16 international joins the newly-promoted Bees, who are 9/2 to be relegated straight back down from the Premier League this season.

Peart-Harris has signed for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal with an option to extend that by another year.

The London-born ace, who will turn 19 in September, had been on Chelsea's books for almost a decade and signed his first professional contract just after his 18th birthday.

He played for Chelsea's youth team when he was just 15 and last season scored seven goals in 13 appearances. Peart-Harris also featured in all of Chelsea's three Football League Trophy group-stage ties last term.

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The youngster, who was also selected as part of an England Under-19 training camp in November, was an unused substitute when Chelsea's first team visited Brighton in a pre-season friendly last summer.

He is Brentford's third new signing following the arrivals of defender Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic and midfielder Frank Onyeka from Danish side Midtjylland.

"Myles is a very talented young player and an exciting signing for us," Frank told the official Brentford website. "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."

He added: "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."

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