Monday, May 21, 2007

Two new strikers signed

Charlton today captured two new strikers as Alan Pardew with the signing of Luke Varney and Chris Iwelumo. The Addicks have paid Crewe Alexandra an initial £2m for Varney, while Iwelumo arrives on a free transfer following the end of his contract with Colchester United.

Pards commented: 'Luke is an exciting young player, and perfectly fits the mould of a Charlton player. He's diligent, intelligent, quick and a player that is going to get even better, and we've beaten off stiff competition from both Championship and Premiership clubs.' He also promised more signings during the summer.

Varney comes originally from the tough testing ground of the Midland Alliance and a 20 per cent share of the fee will go to Leamington's title rivals Quorn. The Brakes have denied reports of interest in former Coventry City striker Ben Mackie.


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