New Charlton Athletic signing Pape Souare has spoken out for the first time on his move to the Valley, during a recent interview with the club’s official website.
The 31-year-old Senegalese international has signed a one year contract with the Addicks and will be looking to get his career back on track after being made a free agent last summer by French side Troyes.
Souare began training with the club last week and is said to have convinced Nigel Adkins and his staff enough to offer him a second crack at English football after his previous stint at Crystal Palace earlier in his career.
Speaking not long after putting pen to paper on his Charlton contract, the defender had this to say:
“I’m very, very happy to be here. I’ve been training for a few days. The welcome and the love from the players and staff around the club, makes me feel very good and happy. I can’t wait to get playing.”
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Originally born in Mbao, Souare made just 17 appearances for Troyes before being released and has found much of his recent career blighted by injury.
The left back could make his debut for the club this weekend as they play host to Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
This appears to be a good signing for the Addicks on paper and it will be interesting to see what level of fitness Souare is at right now.
It may well take him a little while to get up to speed but this could well go on to be a smart bit of business by Adkins and co moving forwards.
He played a fair amount of games at Palace before suffering a terrible injury and many will say that he has been very unlucky in recent years.
Time will tell if he can get back to his best, but Sky Bet League One will certainly help him to get his name back on the map after being out of the game for the best part of a year.