Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of Morgan Fox from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee as confirmed by the club website.
The 23-year-old defender was a star player at Charlton after coming through their academy and stayed at the club in the summer despite their relegation to Sky Bet League One. However his current deal at the Addicks was set to expire in the summer of 2017 and with the South London club only being an outside bet for promotion, Charlton are currently in 11th place, he could have left in the summer with a tribunal deciding his fee.
So in order to make sure Charlton got some control over the fee they would get for Fox, they decided to sell him to Wednesday who have now got another top quality left back to add to their squad. Derby County did aim to hijack the deal but the Owls were able to get the defender to sign a contract of undisclosed length with the club.
Wednesday have signed left backs from Charlton before, though the last time they did that it didn’t go well for them. In the summer of 2015, they signed Rhoys Wiggins for an undisclosed fee and it was hoped he would be a first teamer. However he was soon ousted from the first eleven by fellow summer signing Daniel Pudil and ended up being sold to Bournemouth just a few months after moving to South Yorkshire. Fox will hope to prove he is better in his debut which could be against Huddersfield Town on the 14th January.