George Dobson has been confirmed as Charlton Athletic’s third signing of the summer transfer window with the midfielder joining from fellow Sky Bet League One side Sunderland.
The Addicks have brought in Jayden Stockley and Craig MacGillivray already this summer and will surely be looking to do more business as we head into July, with plans for next season now in full swing.
Nigel Adkins will be pleased with the progress made this week in adding to the squad, though, and it is clear Dobson is also looking forward to getting this new era started for him personally.
Speaking to the club’s official channels, he had this to say:
“I’m delighted – the size of the club, the manager, the fans – it has everything really. When I found out about the interest it was something that really intrigued and interested me. Then, obviously, once you have the conversation and find out the manager’s aspirations for you, it was a no brainer. I’m delighted to be here and really can’t wait to get started.”
This should be a positive move for Dobson.
He fell out of favour at Sunderland and it was becoming clear a new start was needed for him away from the Stadium of Light, with him spending time on loan at AFC Wimbledon last season and doing well there.
Adkins evidently feels as though there is a player in there that he can get the very best out of and it’ll be interesting to see just how he gets on at The Valley.
He comes into an area that needed strengthening this summer and is on a two-year deal so now he’ll be fully focused on getting the most out of his time in south east London.