The Club is pleased to be able to announce that Lucas Ness has been offered a professional contract with Championship side Charlton Athletic Football Club and thereby his time with Met Police has come to an end with immediate effect.
Chairman Des Flanders said ‘ The successful transfer of Lucas to Charlton is tinged with sadness for our Club. Lucas has been with us over a number of years and has developed through our Junior, Youth Reserve and First teams. His success is further evidence of our ability to develop boys to a level making them ready for the professional game.
Because of his age and FA rules the Met were unable to sign Lucas on a contract and so were unable to demand a fee for his signature. However, we have been in discussion with Charlton over a compensation package but are entirely reliant on them recognising the time and effort that has gone into Lucas’ development. We are hopeful that a settlement will be offered which respects our position.
We all wish Lucas every success on the journey on which he has now embarked.’
Lucas turned 18 on 7th February and is presently studying for A level examinations in the Summer.