Deji Elerewe signs pro contract
This was a nagging concern wasn’t it but today young defender Deji Elerewe signed a professional contract with the club until 2024.
The 18-year has been involved with the first team since pre-season and has impressed those that have watched him. He joined our academy at 13.
I’m sure this has been in the works for a while, but Deji’s worth has risen since the injury to Sam Lavelle and hopefully he gets to play in the FA Cup game on Saturday.
This is what normal clubs do mind, and we have been bloody awful at tying down our youngsters but it does follow the blueprint that Thomas Sangaard has laid out.
My real hope is that we get to see Deji make a real name for himself over a period of time in an Addicks’ shirt before he moves higher, because he looks very much like he can.