Charlton Athletic Sign Goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott

Charlton Athletic Sign Goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott

Jojo Wollacott, the Black Stars’ goalkeeper, has signed a three-year contract with Charlton Athletic after his contract with Swindon Town expired.

The 25-year-old has seven caps for Ghana after making his international debut last year. He becomes the Addicks’ third signing of a busy week.

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“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,” Wollacott said after signing his contract.

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“Ben being here made it an easy decision. We had a really good season last year. Obviously I know how he wants to play and I know how he wants his goalkeeper to play. I feel like, for the next step in my career, he can really develop my game,” he added.

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“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,” said coach Ben Garner.

Owner and CEO Thomas Sandgaard said: “Joe is a very talented goalkeeper with an exciting future and I’m delighted to be able to bring him to Charlton Athletic. He was in the League Two Team of the Season last year for good reason; he is a good shot stopper, with a command of his area and is excellent on the ball too, which is important for us given the attacking style of football we are looking to play.”

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The goalkeeper progressed through the ranks at Bristol City and spent time on loan outside of the EFL. In 2019/20, he joined Forest Green Rovers on loan from League Two, making his professional debut against Charlton at The Valley in the EFL Trophy. He joined Swindon on an emergency loan in 2021 before joining the Robins on a permanent basis at the start of the 2021/22 season.

Jojo Wollacott helped Ghana book a ticket to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar. The former Woking player received his first call-up to the Ghana national team for the 2022 World Cup qualification game against Zimbabwe in October 2021.

Author: Agyei

A hardcore football fan, who thinks Marcelo Bielsa needs his own brand of water cooler.

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