League One outfit Charlton Athletic have this afternoon confirmed on their official website the signing of Reading winger Tariqe Fosu on a two-year deal.
The 21-year-old came up through the youth ranks at the Madejski Stadium before earning his senior debut for the Royals in their 3-0 win over Derby on the final day of the 2014/15 campaign, where he came on as a second half substitute to great effect at the iPro Stadium.
And that display in the East Midlands may well have earned him the subsequent loan moves to Fleetwood Town and Accrington Stanley in the succeeding campaign, before securing a season-long loan deal with Colchester United last term, where he played 34 times and scored six goals.
And that excellent stint at the Weston Homes Community Stadium has seen third tier outfit Charlton seal a two-year deal for the winger, a deal manager Karl Robinson is thrilled to get done.
He told the official website: ‘He’s someone I was excited to buy as soon as I knew we could get him in.
‘He’s one that excites fans, his feet are phenomenal and hopefully we’ll be seeing flashes of that next season.’
That is high praise indeed from the Addicks boss for a player who looked set to get further chances at Reading following his debut against Derby, but ultimately didn’t feature for the club again.
Nonetheless, he’ll have the chance to reignite his career at the Valley with a Charlton side that finished 13th in League One last term, finishing 13 points adrift of the play-offs and 11 clear of relegation.
And former MK Dons chief Robinson will be hoping that Fosu can help take the side closer to the top six next term as they look to return to the Championship following relegation in 2016.
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