Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the permanent signing of Sam Lavelle from Morecambe for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old, centre back was the Shrimps' captain and played a key role in their promotion from League Two last season.
Lavelle has signed a three-year deal with the Addicks and becomes Charlton’s second signing of deadline day following the arrival of Harry Arter on Tuesday afternoon.
The former Scottish youth international impressed Charlton’s recruitment team with his leadership, aerial ability and his ball-playing skills.
He explained he can’t wait to play for Charlton: "I'm over the moon, when it came up a few days ago I was excited to come. The stature of the club is massive, the fanbase is huge, everything about it appealed to me."
Lavelle becomes the 10th signing of a busy window for the Addicks and Manager Nigel Adkins said: "We're really pleased to welcome a talented player like Sam to the club. I'm looking forward to working with him."
Owner Thomas Sandgaard said: “I am delighted we’ve been able to bring in Sam. He’s a terrific young talent who makes us better in the short term and can develop and improve as we progress.”
A product of the Blackburn Rovers academy, Lavelle moved to Bolton Wanderers in 2016, before joining Morecambe, the club his dad played for previously, in 2017. He played 165 games for the Shrimps, scoring six goals. Lavelle was named Morecambe’s PFA Community Champion for both the 2019/20 and 2020/21 season.
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