Late night Deji
About 9pm tonight Charlton’s OS and Twitter burst into life as the club announced the signing on a free transfer of Deji Oshilaja, a 26-year old centre-half. Oshilaja turned down new contract offers with AFC Wimbledon and allowed his contract to run down, leaving in June. Since then he has been on trial at Luton Town, even playing for them last week. Hatters’ manager Graeme Jones was said to be impressed, yet a few days later, he signs for us.
I’d suggest it has something to do with this guy:
Deji captained Wimbledon last season, can play across the back four, and gives Bowyer many options including being part of a back three.
Steve Gallen said: “We tried to get Deji in last year, he was one of two players that we actually made bids for last summer. We tried to buy him from Wimbledon, they turned down our first, second and third offer, so he’s somebody that I’ve been well aware of for a little while now. I watched him a lot in the last couple of years. He’s strong, dependable, quick, athletic, he’s got a very good attitude, he was a captain at Wimbledon and these are the things in particular that we like about him.”
Personally I know nothing about the lad, except that he was on a list of preferred free signing possibilities that I read early in the summer. Another one I’d suggest with something to prove, but another stepping up in class.