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Diego Poyet returns on loan

Posted: Mon 04 Jan 2016
Author: Olly Groome
Diego Poyet

Diego Poyet

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Former Player of the Year and academy graduate, Diego Poyet, has returned to The Valley

Olly Groome reports

Charlton are pleased to announce that Diego Poyet has rejoined the club on loan from West Ham United until the end of the season. 

The defensive midfielder came through the ranks with the club’s renowned academy, making his Addicks debut in January 2014, before going on to make a huge impact for the remainder of the 2013/14 season. 

“I’m very proud to have Diego back,” said Interim Head Coach, Karel Fraeye. 

“He was our Player of the Year for a very good reason and it has hurt to see him play for other Championship clubs since then, so we’re delighted to have him back here. 

“He’s a player who is not afraid on the ball and, although he is very young, he has played a lot of games in the Championship already.

“We know that Diego is someone who will play for the shirt, and we have already seen today that everyone in the building is so happy to see him back.”

His impressive performances during 23 appearances in 2014 helped towards ensuring Charlton’s Championship survival and saw him voted by supporters as their Player of the Year.

Out of contract, Poyet then joined West Ham in the Premier League and made his full league debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford, before making four further appearances for the Hammers last term. 

The 20-year-old impressed during the East Londoners’ Europa League qualifying campaign last summer before joining MK Dons, with whom he made a total of 20 appearances on loan this season. 

Poyet, who will once again wear the number 39 shirt for Charlton, becomes the Addicks’ third signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of fellow loanee Rhys Williams and Roger Johnson. 

Stay tuned to cafc.co.uk for Diego Poyet to see the academy graduate discuss his return to The Valley.