Date: 14th November 2015 at 12:17pm
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The transfer window might not open until January, however that doesn’t mean clubs can’t bring in players if they’re available on a free transfer.

Which applied to Ricardo Vaz Te!

His arrival as a Charlton player, obviously on a free, was confirmed on the Official Website on Friday.

Vaz Te, who has turned out for Bolton, Hull, Barnsley and most recently West Ham in England previously has returned to the English game after a spell with Turkish club Akhisar Belediyespor, where he scored five-goals in five appearances before parting company with them in the summer, which has seen him remain as a free agent since.

The 29-year-old has signed a deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the season.

Formerly an U23 international with Portugal the striker bagged himself 24-goals during his last, and so far only, stint in the Championship when he helped West Ham to promotion back to the Premier League with him aiming, on the goals front at least, to replicate those achievements.

Commenting, also on the Official Website following his arrival, he said.

‘I am happy that this move came about and that I can start playing again. I’m very excited.’

‘I want to do my very best for this club and obviously for a player like me that means contributing by scoring goals, creating goals and so on.

‘I’ve only played one season in the Championship before and I did very well and I’d love to replicate that here, for sure. Scoring goals is a big target of mine and I want to be on the pitch as much as possible.’

Vaz Te added Charlton’s former French international Alou Diarra put in a phone call to him and suggested he look to make contact with the club to see if a deal could be done, as it has with him ‘relishing it.’

He’s played against Charlton a number of times previously but he said he’s now looking forward to playing at the Valley as an Addicks player.

‘As I remember, it was an amazing stadium; good atmosphere, big pitch.

‘I’ve played against Charlton a few times and it was always a difficult place to come. I’m looking forward to playing there for this club now.’

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