Charlton and Swindon agree Ajose deal

Nicky Ajose

Nicky Ajose has scored 65 league goals so far his senior career

A deal has been agreed for Swindon Town striker Nicky Ajose to join Charlton Athletic for a fee in the region of £800,000, BBC Wiltshire understand.

The former Manchester United trainee, 24, was Swindon’s top scorer last term with 25 goals in all competitions.

On 6 June chairman Lee Power said the club had rejected a £500,000 bid from an unnamed Championship club for Ajose.

BBC Wiltshire also understands that Swindon have agreed a deal worth about £400,000 to sign Lawrence Vigouroux.

The Chilean goalkeeper made 36 appearances while on loan at Swindon from Liverpool in 2015-16.

Vigouroux, 22, was a regular in the Wiltshire club’s starting side before suffering an injury in March.

Head coach Luke Williams has previously admitted that they must “plan for life without” Ajose and midfield star Yaser Kasim.

Charlton were relegated from the Championship last term and will play in League One alongside Swindon in 2016-17.

On Thursday, the Addicks signed Northampton Town midfielder Ricky Holmes for an undisclosed fee.

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