Charlton set to sign Stevenage starlet Louis-Michel Yamfam

Charlton Athletic - The Valley

HITC Sport understands Charlton set to sign Stevenage starlet.

Charlton Interim First team Coach Jason EuellCharlton Interim First team Coach Jason Euell

Charlton Athletic are poised to sign highly-rated Stevenage youngster Louis-Michel Yamfam, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Yamfam impressed Charlton during a trial spell at the back end of this season and he caught the eye during the PDL2 national play-off final against Sheffield United setting up Charlton's equaliser as they went on to win on penalties.

Matchday staff retrieve beachballs from the pitch after they were thrown from the standsMatchday staff retrieve beachballs from the pitch after they were thrown from the stands

Yamfam was highly-regarded at Stevenage despite not making a first-team appearance, but was named on the bench as a 16-year-old.

The likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Norwich, QPR, Brighton and Sheffield United have shown an interest in Yamfam, but Charlton have won the race for the winger.

Ahmed Kashi of Charlton Athletic (L) and Lewis Cook of Leeds United in actionAhmed Kashi of Charlton Athletic (L) and Lewis Cook of Leeds United in action

Yamfam sees Charlton as the ideal club to continue his development with the influence of coaches Jason Euell and Steve Avory playing a key factor in the player's decision to move to the Valley after seeing the success of the likes of Ademola Lookman, Callum Harriott, Jordan Cousins in coming through the youth ranks to establish themselves in the first-team.

Charlton have agreed an undisclosed fee with Stevenage for Yamfam rather than going to a tribunal after the player turned down a two-year professional contract at Stevenage.

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