The England Under-21 defender completed his move across London to the Valley on Wednesday.
His versatility — he played right-back, left-back, wing-back, centre-back and in midfield in 76 games for us — made him the perfect squad player but you sensed the 22-year-old wanted more.
Boss Glenn revealed: “He wanted a first team spot and he came and asked me if a move would be possible.
“I said it would only be in the right financial situation. The deal was done and we wish him all the best.
“He wanted to play on the right-hand side of defence but he knows Stevie Carr has played ever so well there for the past few seasons.
“He was a bit disgruntled but I’ve only sold him because I felt we’ve got a bit of depth there.
“He was only going to go if the price was right. We wish him well. He’s a good young lad and he has a good future.”
Young joins Charlton
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Glenn Hoddle has explained Luke Young’s departure to Charlton and wished him all the best for the future.