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Charlton Athletic in talks to sign Luton Town midfielder Luke Berry

Charlton Athletic are in discussions to sign Luton Town midfielder Luke Berry.

The Hatters, relegated from the Premier League, confirmed recently that the 31-year-old would be released when his contract expires at the end of June.

And the South London Press understands that Addicks manager Nathan Jones is keen on being re-united with Berry, who he signed from Cambridge United in 2017.

Charlton are working on a number of deals with Dunfermline left-back Josh Edwards also a target.

Berry, talking to Luton Town’s official website following the news of his departure, said: “Three promotions. Four different divisions. Seven years. What a ride!

“When I signed in 2017 the aim was definitely to get out of League Two and reach the Championship. But the Premier League? Being interviewed on Match of the Day? You’re having a laugh, surely! My time at Luton might be over, but the journey has been everything I was promised by Nathan and Gary (Sweet, chief executive)– and then some.

“To every manager, coach and team-mate, thank you so much for making this the best seven years of my life.

“Thank you to the board for spending the money to bring me here, and especially the medical and sports science staff who have helped me recover from injuries, get fit and stay fit to fulfil a kid’s dream to play in the Premier League.

“I’ve met so many great people and made friends for life. To the fans who sang my name from day one, I can’t thank you enough. The way you have been with us through all the promotions, but especially this season, has been unbelievable.”

Jones talked to our paper at the end of last season and brought up Berry as one of the key additions that Luton made before winning League Two.

“We brought in Luke Berry, who was the top midfield goalscorer in lower leagues consecutively, because we wanted goals,” said Jones.

“If we sign players we believe are the right ones for us, and they’ve had promotions on their CV, that can only help. It doesn’t mean we’ll only do that. We’ll sign the ones we think are best in the positions we need to fill.”


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