New signing. And he’s British
The first ever permanent British signing under the auspices of Roland Duchatelet joined Russell Slade’s Charlton this morning.
28-year old Essex born Northampton winger Ricky Holmes signed a two year deal for an undisclosed fee. It is thought that Chris Wilder initially gave Meire the heads up on Holmes but Slade was a fan to and said: “I am delighted to be able to make Ricky my first signing for the club. He was a top target for me and to be able to bring him to The Valley was very important for us, as we look to build a strong squad for the season ahead.”
Holmes can play a bit and scored 11 goals last season including this one, and on the face of it is an exciting move. Holmes was late to the professional game playing for Chelmsford City until he was 22, which would suggest he has the hunger that we have so desperately missed.
Welcome Ricky. Unlike the owner and his lying assistant, you will get all of our support.