Leeds United on cusp of sealing loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Izzy Brown as fans track him down at airport
- Chelsea midfielder Izzy Brown is on the verge of signing for Leeds on a loan deal
- Brown, who can play as a winger or striker, will join until the end of the season
- Leeds fans tracked the 21-year-old down and waited as he arrived by aeroplane
- Brown will likely serve as backup to Spanish attacking midfielder Samuel Saiz
Chelsea midfielder Izzy Brown is close to joining Leeds United on a season-long loan deal.
The talented 21-year-old, who can play as a winger or a striker, has been lined up by Leeds for a few weeks and will link up with Chelsea club mates Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman at Elland Road.
The youngster will likely serve as backup to Spanish attacking midfielder Samuel Saiz for the current Championship leaders. Manager Marcelo Bielsa was keen to add further depth in that position.
Izzy Brown arrived in Leeds on Thursday ahead of signing a season-long loan deal with the club
Brown spent most of the summer out but has recovered from the knee ligament injury he suffered in January and has been training at Cobham for the last few weeks.
Amid the excitement of Browns’ signing, Leeds fans tracked him down off the back of an Instagram post after discovering he was at Heathrow terminal.
Brown landed at Leeds Bradford airport on Thursday afternoon ahead of completing his loan move to the Championship side.
The attacking midfielder helped Huddersfield earn promotion from the Championship through the play-offs in 2016-17.
Leeds take on second place Middlesbrough at Elland Road on Friday evening.