Charlton Athletic have confirmed on their club website that they have completed the signing of goalkeeper Ben Amos on a free transfer, after his deal with League One side Bolton Wanderers expired earlier this summer.
Ben Amos enjoyed a thoroughly successful loan spell with Charlton Athletic over the course of the 2017/18 season. And now, they have brought back the 29-year-old on a permanent basis after his contract with Bolton Wanderers came to an end.
Amos will now come into the side to compete with Dillon Phillips for a starting place in Lee Bowyer’s side. Phillips was a mainstay in the Addicks’ side over the course of the second half of the season as loanee Jed Steer returned to Aston Villa. In his 35 games across all competitions, Phillips kept 14 clean sheets and conceded just 28 goals as Charlton won promotion to the Championship.
Now, he will battle it out with Amos for a starting place. And, the former Manchester United man is looking forward to getting started with the club and is ready to battle it out for that starting spot.
“It feels great, it doesn’t really feel like I’ve been away to be honest. I enjoyed my time here last time, I know a lot of the people and the staff here and I want to play Championship football. I’m excited to get going.”
The club’s Head of Recruitment Steve Gallen has also commented on the arrival of Amos, 29, saying that the Addicks have been working on bringing him back to the club over the course of the window.
“We’re really pleased to get Ben back. Behind the scenes all summer, we’ve been pushing it and pushing it – trying to get him back. Lee (Bowyer) in particular is pleased we have our goalkeepers lined up. Since I’ve come to the club it’s always been about looking to get loan goalkeepers to support Dillon, or help him, or push him along.
“So now we have our own two goalkeepers at the club, two permanents, two good goalkeepers, it is really, really pleasing. They know each other well, there is a mutual respect between them.”