Bulot & Viera. New names to conjure with
Two new names to conjure with as we reach the final week of the transfer window. Bored of Delort and Bahebeck? Then try these two for size.
Frédéric Bulot has never really settled at Standard and it is thought he was at Sparrows Lane today after Roland Duchâtelet finally convinced him of the Addicks’ worth. The 23-year old attacking midfielder grew up in France but is originally from Gabon and his name was mentioned in dispatches before in terms of a loan move to The Valley but the player was not keen.
Yoni Buyens may now be telling his old team mates a different story to others that made the journey across the Channel in January and Bulot may have bought it.
Bulot would be a ‘network signing’ but Peeters may well like what the 23-year old can add to the strength of his squad.
The second player is a little more interesting. 24-year old right winger Jonathan Viera (photo) appears to be leaving Valencia and moving for a sizeable fee to Standard Liege, where immediately Roland will flip him to Bob Peeters.
Viera, born in Spain, was loaned by Valencia to fellow La Liga side Rayo Vallecano last year, but the 24-year old has been heavily tracked by Duchatelet, but to much dismay to Standard fans, Viera will be allowed to test himself in England under Peeters first.
Interesting stuff and both players will arrive without a fee, which might still allow Big Bob to pick himself up a striker before the deadline is out.
The Addicks go to Derby tomorrow keen to put a poor performance behind them at Huddersfield on Saturday, despite leaving with a point, and I would expect that Peeters will ring the changes resting players such as Solly, Wiggins, Ben Haim, Jackson, Gundmundsson and Vetokele.