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ATTACKER ARRIVES

19-Jun 15:43, by Ketts

Karl Robinson added to his attacking options on Monday.

Charlton announced the signing of Reading attacker, Tareiq Fosu-Henry, on a two-year deal on Monday.‎

Fosu-Henry is 21-years-old and was offered new terms by Reading, so the Addicks will have to pay a development fee to the Royals.‎

Fosu-Henry plays behind the main striker, but can also operate off either flank.

He passed his medical and agreed terms last week.‎

It is unlikely that he will start the season as a regular starter.

Fosu-Henry spent last season on loan at Colchester, where he made 14 starts, 19 substitute appearances and scored 5 goals.

He has also had loan stints at Fleetwood and Accrington.

He is a player who excites‎ Karl Robinson, who had this to say:

‎"Hes someone I was excited to buy as soon as I knew we ‎could get him in. Hes one that excites fans, his feet are phenomenal and hopefully well be seeing flashes of that next season.

"Hes great behind the striker and can play off one of the wings if needed. Tariqe is definitely one for the future.

"Were building a squad of hungry players that want to play for the club. He wants to be here and thats important for us."‎

Fosu-Henry is looking forward to his new challenge, and shared these thoughts:‎

"As soon as it came about, I thought it was a massive opportunity for me. Its a big club and Im ready to get started. Ive got a few mates that have played for Charlton and are at Charlton as well, so I spoke with them.

"When I heard Karl was in for me that was massive, it made the decision for me. Hes worked with a lot of young players so hopefully I can produce for him.‎

"I like to excite them (the supporters), Im tricky with a bit of pace. Hopefully I can get some goals and assists as well.‎

"Im ready to get started and hopefully I can score a few goals, set some up for the team and push for promotion. ‎

CEO, Katrien Meire, confirmed that Fosu-Henry had been a long term target for the club:‎

"Tariqe has been on our radar for a while. He further strengthens our attacking line and he plays the type of football that suits Karls style of play."‎

‎He will meet his new team mates when they report back for pre-season training next week.

 

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