Luton Town are delighted to announce the permanent signing of forward Jacob Brown from Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old is a Scottish international with six caps to his name and was voted as Stoke’s Player of the Season in 2021/22.
After being released by Sheffield Wednesday’s academy at the age of 14, Brown started his career in the youth ranks at non-league Guiseley before earning a move to League One Barnsley in 2015.
Brown had a loan spell at League Two Chesterfield before helping the Tykes win automatic promotion to the Championship alongside the Hatters in 2019.
He moved to the Potters a year later and, after three years with the Staffordshire side, signed off with his 30th goal for them in their 4-1 opening day Championship win over Rotherham United last Saturday.
Our ninth summer signing will wear squad number 19 and, after completing his medical at The Brache, said: “It still doesn’t feel real. I’ve known about the interest for a long time and since I’ve known about it, I’ve been so excited. So for it to be finally done, I’m over the moon.
“It’s every kid’s dream to play in the Premier League and I’ve not done it yet. I need to work hard and earn my chance. But if I do get that chance, I’m so grateful and looking forward to it.
“The journey the club has gone on and where it has come from, you can see how much it means to the players, the staff and the fans to be going into the Premier League. To be a part of that now, I’m buzzing for it, and I’m just going to work my hardest and give my all for the fans.”
Manager Rob Edwards added: “Jacob really suits the way we want to play. He has power, speed, athleticism, a really good engine to press and continually do that. He can score goals and we want him to be ruthless when he gets the opportunities.
“He can play in a number of different positions, too. We see him as a striker but if we were to change shape, he can play out wide.
“He scored 20 goals across the last two seasons playing a high share of his minutes out wide, so it’s a really positive signing for us because he’s a great lad, a great human being, and I know he’ll fit into the group easily.”
Welcome to Kenilworth Road, Jacob!