Official: McEachran leaves Chelsea for Brentford

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Championship side after the Blues decided against loaning him out to a sixth different club in three years
Josh McEachran has left Chelsea and signed a four-year deal with Championship side Brentford, the Premier League champions have confirmed.

Goal understands the Blues having opted to sell their academy product for a fee believed to be in the region of £500,000 rather than loan him to a sixth different club in three years.

The midfielder made just 22 appearances for Chelsea after making his debut as a 17-year-old and has enjoyed spells with Swansea, Middlesbrough, Watford and Wigan during his time at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old spent last season with Vitesse and will now head to the Championship side which narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season, losing to Middlesbrough in the play-offs.

"Josh is a versatile midfield player who can play in a holding role and as a playmaker," Brentford head coach, Marinus Dijkhuizen told the club's official website.

"He was a big talent at Chelsea and now I look forward to working with him and our coaching staff in order to take Josh on to the next level.

“Although he played at Vitesse last season, he has good experience of English football and will be able to fit into our playing style very quickly."