Charlton Athletic are said to have added some specific details to the deal which saw Brendan Wiredu move to Colchester United, with the South London Press reporting that the Addicks have inserted a buy-back option and a sell-on clause.
The 20-year-old made the move to Essex recently for an undisclosed fee after making just six appearances for his boyhood club.
A midfielder by trade, Wiredu previously spent time out on loan with the U’s during the 2019/20 season, making 10 appearances across all competitions for the League Two outfit before being recalled to the Valley by Lee Bowyer.
He will now link up with Steve Ball at the JobServe Community Stadium once again, with the current Colchester boss having previously been assistant manager during the defender’s last spell with the club.
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Despite being utilised mainly in midfield during his respective loan spells at both Colchester and Bromley, Wiredu is also capable of playing at right back if and when required.
Including a buy-back clause in the deal for the youngster leaves the door open for the 20-year-old to potentially return to the Valley at some point down the line.
It was clear that he was not going to be afforded much in the way of regular game time by Bowyer this term and for that matter a move to Colchester seems like the next logical step in the player’s development path.
The addition of a sell-on clause also leaves Charlton safe in the knowledge that they could well be in line for a windfall in the future if Wiredu is sold for a sizeable fee by the U’s.
Overall this is a great bit of business by the Addicks who are beginning to show some real nous in the transfer market since the new ownership structure came into force.