Charlton Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated midfielder Terry Taylor from Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee.
The promising 22-year-old, who attracted summer interest from a number of Championship clubs, has signed a three-year contract with the Addicks.
He becomes Charlton’s sixth summer signing following the arrivals of Harry Isted, Lloyd Jones, Alfie May, Panutche Camará and Tayo Edun.
Taylor has represented Scotland at U17 and U18 level, captained Wales at U21 level and was named alongside Miles Leaburn in the Not The Top 20 podcast's prestigious 'EFL 21 Under 21' in January of this year.
After putting pen to paper, he said: “It feels amazing. Having a look at the ground, meeting everyone at the training ground, it feels really good so I can’t wait to get going. I think the big thing that sticks out to me was the ambition, his [Dean Holden's] plan and how he plans to execute it this season and just where the club is headed, in the general direction, I think there’s a really good feel to it."
Manager Dean Holden is excited at the prospect of working with Taylor. He explained: “Terry is a fantastic young talent and we’re really pleased he has chosen to join Charlton with plenty of interest from other clubs. He’s got a good eye for a pass and is an excellent set-piece taker. He is really good off the ball in terms of his mobility around the pitch, his pressing and his ability to win the ball back. I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Taylor’s arrival follows the addition of Edun on Tuesday. Technical Director Andy Scott added: “The signing of Terry is another example of the club’s recruitment strategy this summer - ambitious, young, talented players who want to come and play for Charlton and be successful. He is a player we identified with real potential and excellent character. He has impressed playing plenty of games in League One and, given his age and ability, has the potential to develop into a Championship player.”
Born in Irvine, Scotland, Taylor joined Aberdeen in 2009 and played much of his youth football with the Addicks' next pre-season opponents before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2017.
He made his first-team debut for Wolves against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup in October 2019. He joined Grimsby Town on loan in 2020, playing 16 games for the League Two outfit. The midfielder signed for Burton in 2021 where he impressed, playing 65 games for the club.
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