Zimbabwe international striker Macauley Bonne has signed a deal with English Championship side, Charlton Athletic.
Bonne was sold by his club Leyton Orient for around £200 000. This means that Charlton has spent money on signing a player for the first time in two summers.
Speaking to Charlton Athletic’s website CAFC.co.uk soon after his signing, Bonne said:
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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.
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.
Bonne has two caps for the Zimbabwe national team and was set to feature at the Africa Cup of Nations had he got a passport on time.
The 23-year-old scored 49 goals in his last two seasons for Leyton Orient.
Last season he scored 25 goals in all competitions for his then National League side.
He has been nicknamed “the next Jamie Vardy” following the English striker’s rise from non-League football to win the Premier League title with Leicester City and play for England at the World Cup in Russia.