Charlton Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of Kayne Ramsay from Harrogate Town for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old right-back, who has registered five assists for Harrogate this term, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract to become the club’s eighth signing of the January transfer window.
After completing his move to Charlton, Ramsay said: “As soon as I got told Charlton were interested I knew it was time to come back home. I think I’m ready and at the right age to come and be near my family. Being around everyone will push me and give me that extra edge.”
Technical Director Andy Scott commented: “We’re really pleased to bring Kayne to the club. He’s got really good physical attributes - he’s a strong, quick, athletic player who is an excellent one-v-one defender.
“He’s an exciting talent, who has played in the Premier League before and has the potential to grow with the club. We’re looking forward to watching him develop at the club.”
Born in Hackney, Ramsay began his career with Chelsea’s academy before joining Southampton in 2017.
After impressing for Saints’ youth teams, the defender was rewarded with a professional contract in September 2018 and made his senior debut against Manchester City just three months later. In doing so, he became the youngest Premier League starter during the 2018/19 season at 18 years and 81 days.
Ramsay gained League One experience on loan at Shrewsbury Town and Crewe Alexandra during the following two campaigns and spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan with Scottish Premiership side Ross County.
The full-back secured a permanent switch to League Two outfit Harrogate in the summer of 2022. He has since made 61 appearances for the Sulphurites.
The deal is subject to EFL approval.
Ramsay could make his Charlton debut on Saturday when Derby County visit The Valley. Click here to purchase your tickets.