Colchester United Sign Midfielder Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu on a Permanent Deal From Charlton Athletic

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Midfielder Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu has joined Colchester United on a permanent deal from Charlton Athletic. The midfielder joins for an undisclosed fee, signing an 18-month contract at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The midfielder is no stranger to the Essex club have spent time at Colchester United last season, making ten appearances.

He is Colchester’s second January signing as Steve Ball looks to galvanise a squad struggling for form.

Colchester United Sign Midfielder Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu From Charlton Athletic

Sarpong-Wiredu Returns After a Successful Loan Spell

Predominately a midfielder, Sarpong-Wiredu has spent his entire career at Charlton Athletic. He has been sent out on loan in the past but now completes a permanent move to Colchester. The midfielder made just six senior appearances for Charlton.

He is a player Steve Ball knows well having worked with him as John McGreal’s assistant last season. The 21-year-old played ten times for Colchester, helping them reach the League Two play-offs.  The midfielder is versatile, having also played at full-back in the past.

Sarpong-Wiredu’s arrival is a timely boost for a Colchester side struggling for form in League Two. The Essex side are winless in nine games –  their longest under current boss Steve Ball.

The midfielder could be involved in Colchester’s game against Salford City tomorrow if he has signed in time. If not, he will be involved in their game against Leyton Orient next weekend.

Steve Ball Delighted With Latest Recruit

Speaking to the Colchester United website about his new signing, Ball said: “It’s great to get Brendan over the line ahead of the run of games we have now.”

“He is a superb athlete with a strong engine, and his qualities as a footballer will benefit us without a doubt.

“He’s still at a great age for development, but we already know he can perform in a number of positions across midfield and defence.”