Gassan Ahadme joins Charlton


Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Gassan Ahadme from Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee.

The talented 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal to become the Addicks’ sixth signing of a busy summer.

A physically imposing frontman who stands at 6ft 3in tall, Ahadme scored 13 goals in 23 starts for Cambridge United last term.

Ahadme, who has represented Morocco at youth international level, said: “Since the first time I spoke with Nathan [Jones], I was impressed with the things that he told me, and especially the energy that I felt from him and the things that he wants to do. It’s a really ambitious project and that’s why I’m excited to be here.”

Manager Nathan Jones commented: “I’m delighted we’ve signed Gassan, he was a real number one target for us. Like with the signing of Matty Godden, it has been a long process - we’ve been pursuing him all summer. We’re delighted to add him, he brings us quality, and a presence and profile of a number nine. 

“His arrival continues the recruitment process that we want with a focus on being categorically stronger as a squad coming out of the transfer window. 

“The two strikers we’ve signed have real pedigree and I’d like to thank the Board and the ownership for backing us on these signings. Our squad has significantly improved already this summer and we haven’t finished our recruitment.”

Technical Director Andy Scott added: “We’re delighted to bring Gassan to Charlton. He’s a player we identified as having all the attributes to be an important player for us at this level and as we progress. 

“He has size and a physical presence combined with a good touch and an ability to score goals. Off the pitch he is a dedicated professional with a hunger to improve.

“He fits the profile Nathan was looking for in a player, is committed to taking the club forward and will benefit from Nathan’s ability to take players to the next level.”

Born in Spain, Ahadme began his career with Club Gimnàstic de Manresa before joining Norwich City in January 2019.

After netting six goals in 14 Premier League 2 outings for Norwich’s U21s, he returned to Spain for a loan spell with Real Oviedo Vetusta.

The forward spent the first half of the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Portsmouth before completing a permanent move to Burton Albion.

Following a flying start to the 2022/23 season that saw him bag five goals in eight games, Ahadme moved to Ipswich for an undisclosed six-figure fee.

He featured eight times for the Tractor Boys before returning to Burton on loan for the second half of the 2022/23 campaign.

Ahadme spent last season on loan at Cambridge, where he netted 13 times in 23 starts.

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