Charlton Athletic swoop for Belgium international

Guy Luzon has added to his Charlton Athletic squad by taking Christophe Lepoint from Ghent for an undisclosed fee on Thursday.

Former Standard Liege boss Luzon was installed as new Addicks manager earlier this month, following the dismissal of Bob Peeters, and saw his new side hammered 5-0 at Watford shortly after his arrival. His first match in charge came last weekend, and there were promising signs as his team held playoff hopefuls Wolverhampton Wanderers to a goalless draw at Molineux.

Charlton have already been busy during the winter window as they look to climb into the top-half of the Championship standings, with Neil Etheridge arriving from Oldham Athletic, Marko Dmitrovic from Ujpest, Tony Watt from Standard Liege, and Milos Veljkovic, who has joined from Tottenham Hotspur on loan. And now Lepoint, who has two Belgium caps, has signed for an undisclosed fee.

“He is an experienced player and can play in more than one position,” Luzon told the official club website after landing the 30-year-old. “He is known as someone who plays in the middle of the pitch, but his versatility gives us more options. He is a professional player with a strong mentality and can score goals for the team. I believe he will be a very good player in this league.”

Lepoint could now make his debut for the capital club on Saturday afternoon, when they take on Rotherham United at home. The Millers are one of just seven teams below Charlton in the league table, so this is a game Luzon will expect to collect his first win from as his side look for their first three-point haul since 8 November and first at The Valley since October.

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