Nazir Bakrin signs contract extension


Charlton Athletic are pleased to confirm that academy graduate Nazir Bakrin has signed a one-year contract extension with the club until the summer of 2024.

The 20-year-old defender, who captained the U21s to the London Senior Cup this season, made his first-team debut for the Addicks in November 2021 in a Papa John's Trophy tie at Leyton Orient.

Speaking after putting pen-to-paper on his new deal, Bakrin said: “I’m really happy to get it done and I just want to thank the staff and Charlton for helping me, especially due to my shoulder injury as well. It was quite hard at the start of the season and I want to thank the physios and the coaches that helped me when I came back.

“My aim now is to hopefully try and break into the first-team next season and to keep improving my game and working on the things my coaches have told me to work on.”


Academy Director Steve Avory added: “Naz has the ability on the ball to get you playing - he can bring the ball out from the back. He's a good defender who loves the challenge of one-v-one defending and he loves the physicality. He's brave and he moves his feet really well.

“He dislocated his shoulder this season which kept him out for the best part of four months. He came back quicker than we all expected him to and that’s credit to him really. Since coming back, he’s just played so consistently and he deserves this contract."

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