Daniel Kanu signs new long-term contract


Daniel Kanu has committed his future to Charlton by signing a new long-term contract until 2027.

The academy graduate, who joined the club at U11 level, has scored four goals and provided one assist for the first team so far this season.

Kanu made his senior debut for Sierra Leone in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Egypt in November 2023.

The striker also enjoyed a successful spell on loan with National League side Southend United earlier this term, netting four goals on his home debut in a 5-0 win against Solihull Moors.

He was named 2021/22 Valley Gold Young Player of the Year following an outstanding season as a first-year scholar that saw him bag 41 goals for the academy and make his senior debut.

After signing his new deal, Kanu said: “It’s a dream come true and I’m really, really excited for the future. I’ve been at this club since U11s so it’s been a really long journey. I signed my first professional contract two years ago - around this time actually – and I’m just grateful to the academy and everyone else that’s been part of my journey to get me to where I am today.”

Technical Director Andy Scott added: “We’re delighted to tie Daniel down to a long-term contract because we want to keep our best young players at the football club. Daniel has made a huge impression this season - he's shown he’s got the quality and he’s shown he can score goals.

“When he wasn’t in the side, he wanted to go out and play and he did very well at Southend. He’s come back and been a real plus for us in a difficult run of games. His attitude to working and improving is exceptional and we want to work with players like that. We believe that we can make him into a player that’s going to have a big, bright future at the club.”

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