Nathan Asiimwe signs new long-term contract


Charlton Athletic are delighted to announce that Nathan Asiimwe has committed his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract until 2026, with the option of an additional year.

The 18-year-old defender, who joined Charlton’s esteemed academy aged nine, signed his first professional contract with the club in the summer and has since played 22 matches for the men’s first-team.

He becomes the latest academy prospect to commit his long-term future to the club following the multi-year contract signings of Karoy Anderson in August and Micah Mbick earlier this month.

After putting pen to paper on his new deal, Asiimwe said: “I’m very pleased - it wasn’t that long ago that I signed my first professional contract! That contract wasn’t that long but this one is, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.

“Charlton is like a family to me. It's local, I grew up in south London and everyone in my journey here has been almost like me with a similar upbringing. It feels like home.”

Head Coach Michael Appleton commented: "I'm delighted. When you see some of your homegrown talents develop through the academy and then take that step into the first-team environment it can sometimes be difficult. Nathan has had that opportunity of being involved in the first team and he’s done ever so well.

“For me, it's just the starting block for Nathan now. He’s got to show that he’s capable of kicking on, progressing and getting even better. He’s got a massive opportunity - we'll set the environment that a young player needs to progress and develop his career and hopefully he'll take his opportunity."


Technical Director Andy Scott added: “I'm delighted we’ve been able to secure another one of our talented, academy prospects on a long-term deal.

“Nathan very much deserves the new contract having broken into the first-team group this season and become a regular part of the matchday squad. I’m looking forward to watching his development and growth as he becomes a more and more important part of our squad over the next few years.

“I’m pleased that our young players are committing to the club and recognise Charlton as the best place for their continued development.”

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