Charlton Athletic have signed former AFC Wimbledon defender Deji Oshilaja on a two year deal.

The versatile defender is the Addicks seventh signing of the summer and joins on a free following the expiration of his contract at Kingsmeadow.

The Bermondsey born 26-year old progressed through Cardiff’s academy as a youngster and had loan spells as Newport County, Sheffield Wednesday, AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham before returning to the The Dons on a permanent deal in 2017.

Oshilaja captained the Wimbledon side last season as the club completed their great escape under manager Wally Downes.

“Charlton is a great club with a great fanbase and I'm really excited to get going.” He told the club’s official website.

“I was here (The Valley) for the play-off semi-final and the atmosphere was buzzing then so I can't wait to get started."

Lee Bowyer expressed his relief of bolstering his squad with another signing.

“I'm delighted. He's another very good player.”

“A leader, he was captain of his club last year so it's becoming a trend. Our defenders are all leaders and winners. He's a powerful boy and he can play all across the back.

“He's very good in all those positions across the back, he's versatile and that's something we need.”

Oshilaja’s former teammate, and now Charlton’s talisman, Lyle Taylor teased Addick fans with a cryptic tweet and Instagram post before announcing him officially via the club’s social media.

"Lyle knows him well. He's been having conversations with him, telling him how good it is at our place, to try and encourage him to come because there were other clubs interested in him.” Bowyer added.

The defender could gain his first minutes with his new teammates as early as Tuesday evening when Charlton travel to Colchester for a midweek preseason friendly.