Sky Bet Championship side Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of Leyton Orient forward Macauley Bonne on a three-year deal, the club have now confirmed.
The 23-year-old played an influential role in guiding the O’s to the National League title last season, scoring 23 goals in 46 appearances for the London club.
The prolific forward attracted interest from the likes of Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Derby County last season, but remained at Orient to play a huge part in their league title success.
But now, after winning promotion to the Championship via the League One play-offs, Charlton Athletic have now moved to complete the signing of Bonne on a three-year deal.
Lyle Taylor led the line magnificently well for Lee Bowyer’s side last season, but the Addicks are seemingly looking to bolster their attacking options, especially after Karlan Grant left for Huddersfield in January.
This is a signing that has split me right down the middle, as his previous goal-scoring record in the Football League is far from inspiring.
He scored only seven goals in 75 league appearances for Colchester United in League One and Two, but he looks to have found a new lease of life at Orient.
He is a very physical forward who loves to get in behind, and he clearly knows where the goal is having scored a hatful of goals in the National League.
It’s a gamble that could well pay off.