By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Freddie Ladapo has today completed a deadline day transfer from Crystal Palace to League One club Southend United.
Freddie, who turns 25 tomorrow, joined Premier League Crystal Palace in March 2016 and regularly featured in and around their first-team squad under various managers. In addition to appearing in the League Cup for Palace, Freddie made his Premier League bow this season at Old Trafford, away to Manchester United. Freddie also enjoyed two successful loan spells last season, out at Oldham and Shrewsbury, both in League 1.
Transferring from Crystal Palace to recently appointed Chris Powell’s club on a short-term contract until the end of the season, Full Contact’s Dan Chapman explained “Whilst Freddie has enjoyed tremendously his time and experience at Crystal Palace, and also his loan moves, it is time for him to move on to the next stage of his career. He is a far better player now than he was when he joined Palace from non-league Margate, but this move really gives Freddie a chance to show what he can do and how the combination of the loan moves last season coupled with his day to day experience of being around the Palace first team has really improved his game. He backs himself to be a real hit at Southend for the rest of this season and we can then sit down and go from there. Freddie actually started out at Southend as a youth player, and is a local lad, so this was an ideal move for him to settle in quickly and hit the ground running.”
We wish Freddie all the best in this exciting next stage of his career.
Highlights of some of Freddie’s recent goals are below.
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