Chelsea starlet Izzy Brown says the club have the option to recall him from his loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem in January. Brown, 18, became the latest Blues player to join the Eredivisie side on loan this summer as part of the ongoing partnership between the two clubs.
Chelsea last week rewarded the versatile forward a new-four year contract. But with competition for first team roles in attacking berths intense, Jose Mourinho thought best for the player to leave Stamford Bridge for the season in order to gain greater first team opportunities abroad.
Brown however has revealed he could make an earlier return to west London if the Chelsea manager changes his mind. He told Voetbal International: "It seems that I will stay here for a full year, but Chelsea can recall me in January and Vitesse can also send me back."
Brown was part of the Chelsea teams that won the Uefa Youth League and the FA Youth Cup last season, making his senior appearance against West Brom in May. While he remains highly thought of by Mourinho, he was one of five youngsters to join Vitesse during the transfer window, alongside Lewis Baker and Dominic Solanke in additions to summer signings Nathan and Danilo Pantic.
Brown, Solanke, and Baker have all been singled out for particularly high praise from Mourinho in the past. The Blues boss has previously said he will be to blame should the trio not go onto become senior England internationals while they are Chelsea players.
"My conscience tells me that if, for example, Baker, Brown, and Solanke are not national team players in a few years, I should blame myself," Mourinho said in July 2014.
"They are part of a process the club started without me. In this moment, we have players who will be Chelsea players. And when they become Chelsea players, they will become England players, almost for sure."