Crystal Palace striker makes Southend United move

Charlton Athletic's Nathan Byrne holds off challenge from Shrewsbury Town's Freddie Ladapo

By Richard Cawley

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Crystal Palace striker Freddie Ladapo has joined Southend United on a permanent deal.

The 25-year-old, who was due to be out of contract with the Eagles in the summer, has signed a six-month deal with the Shrimpers – now bossed by former Charlton manager Chris Powell – also having a 12-month option.

Ladapo could make his debut for Southend at Peterborough on Saturday.

He said: “I’m hoping to get into the team on Saturday because it’s a huge game and I just want to hit the ground running; if I’m involved in the game this weekend then I hope it’s a good debut for me.”

 

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