Brentford have completed the signing of England youth international midfield player Myles Peart-Harris. The 18-year-old completed a medical yesterday, Thursday 22 July, before finalising a transfer from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee. He has signed a four-year contract and there is a Club option for an additional year.
Myles, who will turn 19 in September, grew up in West London and has been on the books at Chelsea for almost a decade. He signed his first professional contract just after his 18th birthday and has been involved with Chelsea at Under-18 and Development Squad level. He played for Chelsea’s Youth Team (Under-18) when he was 15 and stepped up to the Development Squad last season.
In the 2020/21 campaign he played for Chelsea at both Youth Team and Development Squad level. Most of his games were in Premier League Two and he scored seven goals in 13 appearances. Myles also played for Chelsea Under-21 in the Papa John’s Trophy, his first official professional matches.
Thomas Frank, Brentford FC Head Coach, 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.”
Phil Giles, Brentford FC Co-Director of Football, 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 at Brentford.”
Myles has been involved with England at youth international level. He played five games for the Under-16 side and was part of the Under-17 group in 2019. He attended an England Under-19 training camp last November, but no matches were arranged for the team.