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Charlton Athletic seal permanent deal for Ipswich midfielder Scott Fraser

Charlton Athletic have concluded their final piece of incoming business in the January transfer window after landing long-term target Scott Fraser.

The Addicks had made the 26-year-old midfielder one of their top targets in the summer but were priced out of the deal as the Scot signed a three-year contract after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Milton Keynes.

Fraser is the club’s fourth addition this month and will be eligible to feature against AFC Wimbledon this weekend.

Ipswich’s local press have claimed that the deal for the Dundee-born playmaker could surpass the sum they paid to MK in July.

The former Dundee United footballer has produced his best performances in a three-man midfield, which is the way that Charlton manager Johnnie Jackson sets up in the middle of the park.

Fraser has signed a contract until the summer of 2025.

“I’m looking forward to playing for Charlton,” he told the club’s official website. “It’s a big club, an ambitious club and I’m happy to be part of it. I’ve spoken to the manager and to [director of recruiting] Steve Gallen – it is a club that has got the ambition to go and do well and that matches mine.”

Jackson added: “I’m really happy we’ve been able to bring Scott to the club. He is a player that I have admired from afar for a while, he has such quality and will be an excellent fit in our system.”

Fraser has taken squad number 21.

“Over the last few transfer windows, we’ve been able to add players on multi-year contracts to help us build for now and the future,” said Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard. “Scott is an excellent player, who has plenty of goals and assists in recent seasons. He’ll come in and add attacking quality, so I’m looking forward to watching him play for Charlton.”


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