BREAKING NEWS: Black Stars shot-stopper Jojo Wollacott signs for Charlton Athletic

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Black Stars goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott has signed for England League One outfit Charlton Athletic.

Wollacott joins the former Premier League side on a three-year deal after successful negotiations and going through mandatory medicals.

“Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Joe Wollacott, who was named in the League Two Team of the Season for the 2021/22 campaign,” a statement on Charlton’s website read.

“Wollacott has signed a three-year deal with the club following the expiry of his contract at Swindon Town,” the statement added.

Wollacott after joining the League One outfit will be reuniting with his former Manager Ben Garner.

“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,” said Wollacott as quoted by the club’s website.

“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.”

Jojo Wollacott started his career 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. He joined Swindon on an emergency loan in 2021, before joining permanently at the start of the 2021/22 season.

Wallocott was exceptional for Swindon Town last season, keeping 11 clean sheets in 39 appearances and making 118 saves (3rd best in the league), a feat which saw him named in the Team of the Season.

At National level, Jojo made his debut for the Black Stars of Ghana in November 2021 against Zimbabwe in the World Cup qualifiers and has since cemented his place as the county’s number one.

The 25-year old played a key role for Ghana in March when they edged Nigeria in the World Cup playoff to secure a place at the 2022 World Cup to played in Qatar later this year.

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