Steven Sessegnon joins the Addicks on loan

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Done deal - Charlton Athletic  have confirmed the signing of versatile full-back Steven Sessegnon
Done deal - Charlton Athletic have confirmed the signing of versatile full-back Steven Sessegnon

CHARLTON have confirmed the signing of versatile full-back Steven Sessegnon on a season-long loan from Fulham.

The 22-year-old is a former England U21 international, who has played much of his career as a left-back or right-back and can also cover a variety of positions in midfield.

He becomes Charlton’s fifth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Eoghan O'Connell, Mandela Egbo, Joe Wollacott and Conor McGrandles.

Sessegnon explained he was delighted to join the Addicks. He said: "Speaking to the Manager about the way he wants to play and how positive his message was really sold it for me. He wants to be attacking, he wants to go at teams and not just sit back, and that suits me very nicely. It was an easy choice.

“Ever since I was young I’ve been able to play either side of a defence or even in midfield. I’m just as comfortable in the middle as I am on the left and right. I like to attack players and I like to get at people. It’s all about being positive. As much as I can, I like to get forward and really contribute to the team attacking-wise.”

Manager Ben Garner explained how Sessegnon would fit into the team’s style of play: "We are very happy to sign Steven and welcome him into our squad. He is capable of playing both on the left and right so gives us added quality, plus versatility. Steven is an athletic player with good football intelligence and technical quality. He is also ambitious and wants to help us be successful this season."

Owner and CEO Thomas Sandgaard said: “Steven is a young player with a lot of talent, so I’m really looking forward to watching him play for Charlton. He’s an attacking full-back who will help us create chances for our forward players. He’s an excellent addition to the club.”

Sessegnon came through the Fulham academy with his twin brother Ryan, who now plays for Tottenham Hotspur.

He made his Fulham debut in August 2017 and has since played 19 times for the west London side, including 14 Championship games. He spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Bristol City, playing 16 games in the Championship. In January he joined Plymouth Argyle on deadline day, making 10 appearances for the Pilgrims. He has also represented England at every age group between U16s and U21s.

Sessegnon trained with his new teammates for the first time at Sparrows Lane on Tuesday.

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