Charlton Athletic sign Ghana’s Joe Wollacott on three-year deal

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Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of Ghanaian goalkeeper Joe Wollacott, who was named in the league Two Team of the Season for the 2021/22 campaign.

The 25-year-old joins the English League One side on a three-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Swindon Town.

Wollacott has seven caps for Ghana after making his international debut last year.

He becomes the Addicks’ third signing of a busy week, following the arrivals of ball-playing centre half Eoghan O’Connell on Monday and attacking full-back Mandela Egbo on Tuesday.

Wollacott will be reunited with his former manager Ben Garner. After putting pen to paper, the smiling shot-stopper said: “I’m delighted. It’s the sort of club that you always want to be at. You always have the ambition to play for such a high-profile club.

“Obviously walking around the stadium you can feel the magnitude of the club. I’m really happy to be here.”

Garner was pleased to add the goalkeeper: “It’s another strong signing for us. Obviously Jojo is a player that I know very well having worked with him last season.”

“I think he is a player with huge potential moving forwards as well and, again, he fits the character and the type of person that we want to bring into the football club.”

Wollacott came through the ranks at Bristol City and had a variety of loan spells outside of the EFL.

He joined then-League Two side Forest Green Rovers on loan in 2019/20, making his professional debut against Charlton at The Valley in the EFL Trophy.

The Ghanaian joined Swindon on an emergency loan in 2021, before signing a permanent deal with the Robins at the start of the 2021/22 season.

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