Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Double signing by club

The long heralded signings of Dijmi Traore from Liverpool and Amdy Faye from Newcastle have been completed by Charlton at a total cost of £4m. Contrary to earlier suggestions that Traore would come on a loan deal, both players have signed three year contracts. And Addicks supremo Iain Dowie has said that there may be more signings yet to come.

Of the two signings, I am more enthusiastic about Faye who will do a great deal to strengthen the midfield. I have more mixed feelings about Traore who was hardly an outstanding success at Liverpool, but may well prosper at The Valley. In any event I look forward to seeing both players in action at Utrecht on Friday.

The Charlton squad is becoming more cosmopolitan. In the past, leaving aside the odd Bulgarian or American loan signing, players came overwhelmingly from the British Isles, South Africa and the Nordic countries. This has to be a change for the better.


Blogger Kappacino Kid said...

although the jury is out on both these signings, IMHO they are the sort of level we can expect and when you look at the remainder of the squad they are an improvement. Where is Bolanos, he really should not be allowed to slip away, a crowd pleaser with real penetration.

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