Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the signing of versatile full-back Todd Kane on loan from Coventry City until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old brings a wealth of Championship experience to the Addicks having made 186 appearances in English football’s second tier after coming through Chelsea’s academy.
He becomes Charlton’s second signing of the day and the transfer window following the return of striker Macauley Bonne.
Kane explained he is looking forward to playing at The Valley. He said: “It feels great to be a Charlton player. I’m really looking forward to it and I can’t wait to get started. It’s been going on for about 10 to 14 days and now it’s all done I’m just excited to be here.
“For me, it is most important to play games and come somewhere where I feel I was wanted and I can help the team. I spoke to the manager and it was very pleasing. I’ve had numerous conversations in the past with him and I just had a nice feeling about it. I feel that, at this time right now, it’s most important to be happy and to enjoy my football again. This is the right place for me, I believe.”
Holden said: “Todd has proven quality in that full-back/wing-back position and is a fantastic technician in terms of his use of the ball and set piece delivery.
“He is a bubbly character who lives for his football and he is someone who I have spoken to in good detail and have known for a long time.
“He has a point to prove coming in on loan until the end of the season and gives real quality to the squad in addition to what we have already got.”
Owner and CEO Thomas Sandgaard said: “We’ve been wanting to add experience and quality to the squad, which is why we targeted Todd. He has played a lot of games in the Championship, so I’m looking forward to seeing how he can help us.”
Kane came through Chelsea’s youth academy and had loan spells at Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest before joining NEC Nijmegen on loan in 2015, where he made 31 appearances in Holland’s top tier. He also made 11 appearances for Groningen in 2017/18 before joining Oxford United on loan.
After a successful loan in the Championship with Hull City in 2018/19, he signed for Queens Park Rangers before joining Coventry in 2021.
Kane trained with his new teammates for the first time on Thursday and is available for Saturday's clash against Barnsley at The Valley. Click here to purchase your tickets.