Young Signs Up For Four More At The Valley

England defender Luke Young has signed a new four-year extension to his contract with Charlton Athletic FC keeping him at the club until 2010. The 27-year old Addicks club captain, who joined from Spurs five years ago at a cost of £3 million said: “After listening to what the Manager has had to say and the direction he wants to take the club, it feels like a place where you want to work.
To be honest the Manager has played a massive part in it all. He has big ambitions for the club and he wants things done properly. It’s great from a personal point of view because I feel I’ve been quite consistent for the club over the past three seasons and there is a real sense of togetherness here that I want to be a part of.”

Johansson Completes Malmo Switch

Striker Jonatan Johansson has signed a two-year contract with Allsvenskan side Malmo after leaving English Premier League club Charlton Athletic on a free transfer. Johansson spent six years with Scottish club Rangers before moving to Charlton in 2003 for £3.75 million. The Finland international, who has 70 caps for his country, will link up with compatriot Jari Litmanen at the Malmo Stadion.
“After nine years in a foreign country, it feels great to have a new challenge,” said Johansson. “I would like to keep playing at a high level, and this feels right. I hope to help Malmo reach the success that the club aims for.”