Charlton have finally won their long fought campaign to secure the signature of Spanish defender Miguel Angel Llera. The powerful centre back would be a suitable replacement for Mark Hudson should he leave. The 6 ft. 4 defender made 37 appearances for Franchise FC last season. Llera, who turns 30 on the day before the Third Division South season starts, has signed a two year contract.
The signing is further confirmation that Phil Parkinson is firmly in charge at Sparrows Lane. The Addicks supremo said, 'I'm delighted Miguel has agreed to sign. He is a good age for a centre-half [Why is 30 a better age than 25, ed?] and all the homework we've done and meeting him confirmed he's a good character. He's a big centre-half who goes and attacks the ball but has got good use of it with his left foot as well.'