As covered here on The72, Charlton Athletic defender Jason Pearce has been attracting the attention of League One pair Sunderland and Portsmouth.

After Charlton Athletic won promotion to the Championship via the League One play-offs, it was speculated that Jason Pearce could be one of the players to make a move away from The Valley. However, speculation regarding the defender’s future with the club was played down when manager Lee Bowyer revealed there had been talks over a new deal for Pearce.

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And now, it has been confirmed that Pearce has put pen to paper on a new deal with Charlton Athletic, bringing an end to speculation surrounding his future with the club in doing so.

Speaking to the club website upon the announcement, Pearce had this to say:

I wanted to get that stability with the club, I enjoy it here. I love the club and it has been a good year and I feel like Charlton are on the up.

‘The club obviously had a bit of interest for me in the summer, but it didn’t change anything, I wanted to stay here.

‘I’m proud that the club have allowed me to extend my contract and hopefully I can repay that with some good performances on the pitch.’

Pearce has played for the likes of Portsmouth, Leeds United and Wigan Athletic over the course of his career and has been with Charlton Athletic since 2016. In his time with the Addicks, Pearce has played 81 times and will be looking forward to adding to that total in the Championship.

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