JACK PAYNE has become Charlton's sixth signing of the summer after signing a two-year deal with the club.

The 27-year-old completed the deal after undergoing a medical this morning.

Payne impressed last season as he helped Swindon reach the League Two play-offs, scoring 14 goals in 41 appearances.

He can play in a couple of roles in the midfield but excels in the number ten and number eight positions.

The midfielder turned down a new contract with Swindon Town in order to pursue a move to the Addicks.

Payne becomes the Addicks' sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Eoghan O’Connell, Mandela Egbo, Joe Wollacott, Conor McGrandles and Steven Sessegnon.

The midfielder explained he was delighted to be reunited with Ben Garner. He said: "I have played under the gaffer before and got on really well with him. I played some of my best football under him and I am just looking to recreate that here.

"He spoke so highly of the club and it was a massive factor, as well as many other reasons, in me wanting to be here."

Garner said: "It was important to add further creativity to our squad and we have done that successfully with the addition of Jack. He has fantastic technical ability and vision, allowing him to both score and create goals. 

"Just as importantly, Jack has the work ethic, character and personality that will really strengthen our dressing room. He is a first-class professional who very much fits the culture and environment we want to have."

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