The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

FOR­EIGN play­ers of­ten take a while to get to grips with the English game but Charl­ton’s new­est sign­ing Christophe Le­point is un­con­cerned.

The 30-year-old joins the Ad­dicks from Bel­gian side KAA Gent for an undis­closed fee af­ter sign­ing a con­tract un­til 2017.

The mid­fielder made two ap­pear­ances for the Bel­gium na­tional team in 2010 but strug­gled to re­cap­ture his top form af­ter be­ing se­ri­ously in­jured in a car ac­ci­dent in Jan­uary 2011.

“I have al­ways watched Match of the Day and other English foot­ball,” he said. “I think my style will fit well in the English Cham­pi­onship and I be­lieve I have the pro­file to progress and per­form well in this league.

“Nat­u­rally it will take a lit­tle bit of time for me to adapt, but I am a quick learner and I will be fight­ing for the club from the first mo­ment. For me it has al­ways been a dream to play in Eng­land and now I have signed I will work hard for the team from day one and do my best.”

Le­point has pre­vi­ously played in Ger­many, Turkey and the Nether­lands.

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