DONE DEAL | Josh Cullen returns to Charlton on loan from West Ham United

Wembley hero Josh Cullen has returned to the club on a season-long loan from West Ham United.

The talented midfielder played a huge part in the Addicks promotion to the Championship last season and was pivotal in Charlton’s dramatic 2-1 win over Sunderland at Wembley, including putting in the cross that eventually led to Patrick Bauer’s late winner.

The 23-year-old played 32 games for Charlton last season, scoring one goal which came in the Addicks 2-0 win at Gillingham. 

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer was over the moon to have Cullen back. He said: “I’m delighted, I didn’t think Josh was a possibility. I’m pleased to have someone with Josh’s ability, we saw how much he improved last year and what he brought to our team. We know he will give us 100 per cent every time he trains and plays, he’s a great lad all around.” 

Head of Recruitment Steve Gallen said: “I’m so happy about this signing. We’ve not let this go all summer. I’ve been chipping away at this every single day to make this happen. There have been days and weeks where you think it is definitely not happening but when we found out yesterday there was a slim chance, we were on it in a flash.”

Cullen will wear the number 24, as he did last year. A full interview with Josh Cullen will be on Valley Pass later this evening.

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