Date: 27th June 2016 at 5:09pm
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Following all the speculation linking Charlton Athletic with a move for Swindon Town striker Nicky Ajose, earlier this afternoon his arrival was confirmed.

The 24 year old moves to us for an undisclosed fee and he signs a three year deal to become Russell Slade’s third signing of the campaign.

Last season for Swindon in League One he scored 24 goals, and speaking to the Official Site as his capture was announced and he signed his terms officially, Slade was obviously delighted to capture his man.

‘Nicky is a fantastic addition for the club. He`s a proven goalscorer and was very good for Swindon in this league last season. He is very strong in the box, if a defender misses the ball, Nicky is normally the next man there to stick it away. He`s got a great work ethic as well. He`ll bring a lot in terms of the team, he`s a real team player and he`ll work exceptionally hard. I was impressed by his enthusiasm. I couldn`t get rid of him when I met him, we sat there talking for an hour and ten minutes. He was talking about the club, he wanted to know everything and that is fantastic. His thirst for knowledge of Charlton and his thirst for getting started and getting cracking was really pleasing.’

Ajose himself commented at completing the deal.

‘I`m really glad to be here and cannot wait to get started. From a personal point of view, it was really nice to get a good tally of goals last year and I feel like if I can do something similar next year then it could end in promotion. My aspirations for next season were to be playing the Championship but when a team like Charlton come calling then I felt it was an opportunity that I could not turn down. I`m delighted to have it all signed so early and am really looking forward to getting started.’

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