Former Middlesbrough player, Andre Bikey, is on trial at Charlton.
According to the Evening Gazette, the 29 year old defender is at Charlton after a spell at Greek side Panetolikos. The defender, from Cameroon, was released by the Greek team after his one year contract was not renewed. He has gone with the Addicks, to Belgium, on their pre season trip, to try and impress manager Bob Peeters.
He played for the Addicks yesterday in their 0-0 draw against Belge side, Sint Truiden, in the Phillps Stayen Cup. He has played for Championship sides Reading and Middlesbrough and he played for promoted side, Burnley. He played for two years at Reading, four years at Burnley, with a season on loan to Bristol City, and one year at Middlesbrough. he has also played 25 games, national games, for Cameroon.
He has also played all over Europe with spells at clubs in Spain, Portugal and Russia as well as the Greek club he was at last season. He started in Spain, at Espanyol B side, then moved around Europe going from club to club. Moving to Charlton would mean that it is his 13th club he has played for in his 14 year career.
Former Middlesbrough boss, Tony Mowbray, highly rated the defender and said, to the Evening Gazette “There is plenty about Bikey that I like” but he also admitted that he was prone to mistakes. Middlesbrough decided not to renew his contract after the year at Middlesbrough, and the same happened at Panetoklikos this season. It is still unclear if he will get a contract at Charlton or not but he has seemed to make a good impression at Charlton in Belgium.