Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the permanent signing of Jayden Stockley from Preston North End for an undisclosed fee.
The striker scored eight goals, with two assists, in 22 appearances during a successful loan spell with the Addicks at the end of the 2020/21 season and has penned a three-year deal with the club amid plenty of interest from other teams in Sky Bet League One.
Stockley, who publicly stated his intent to stay at The Valley on numerous occasions, was excited to sign for the club. He said: “I’m very pleased that my journey at Charlton isn’t over. I have loved my time here and now I’ll get the chance to play in front of the fans and experience The Valley properly.
“We just missed out on a play-off place on goal difference last season, so there is some unfinished business – I just can’t wait to get started.”
The 27-year-old becomes the club’s first signing of the summer transfer window and is also the first signing since the appointment of Nigel Adkins as Charlton Manager.
Adkins said: ”I’m delighted we’ve signed Jayden. He was a crucial part of our strong finish to last season. The Charlton fans will already be very aware of what he brings - he works hard when we are in and out of possession, he brings others into play well, he has a lot of quality on the ball and he brings us goals. He’s also a fantastic character, someone who is great to have around the dressing room, so I am looking forward to continue working with him.”
Charlton Owner Thomas Sandgaard said: “Jayden came in January and made a big difference for us, he was popular with the fans, players and staff. Given his form and track record, there was understandably interest in signing him from our promotion rivals. He wanted to play for Charlton Athletic though and we wanted him here, so I am pleased we’ve been able to sign him permanently. I am sure the fans will give him a warm welcome when he finally gets to play in front of our supporters at The Valley.”