charlton sign zimbabwe international macauley bonne

08:30    18 Jun 2019

Macauley Bonne
EFL Championship club Charlton Athletic have signed Zimbabwe international Macauley Bonne from Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old striker has signed a three-year deal with the Addicks after scoring 45 league goals in the past two seasons.

Bonne, who has also played for Colchester United, Lincoln City and Woking in his club career, told the Charlton website: “I’m delighted to be here now, it’s been something that’s been on the cards for a while now and so I’m delighted that it’s over the line.

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“Seeing how they’ve had a young team for the past two seasons and they’ve managed to get where they have with the youth in there. I thought it was the best move for me to progress and become a better player.”

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer added: “If you don’t score goals, you don’t win games.

“We did the same thing last season with Lyle [Taylor], he was our first signing and Macauley’s ours this summer.

“We have to get people in that are going to do things in the attacking third, that’s what we’re focusing on and what we’ve been focusing on for a long time.

“Steve Gallen [the club’s head of recruitment] has been looking at him for two years, so it’s been something that we’ve been keeping an eye on and now it’s the right time for him to come to us.”

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