Striker Conor Washington has left Heart of Midlothian to sign a two-year deal with League One side Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee.
Addicks boss Lee Bowyer, whose side suffered relegation from the Championship last month, was pleased to finally get the 28-year-old on board after protracted negotiations.
“We have to bring in bodies to replace bodies that we’ve lost, so it’s a good start,” Bowyer told the Charlton Athletic website.
“He’s an international and someone with a lot of experience. We tried to bring him in last summer, but it just didn’t work out for us, so I’m really pleased he’s signed for us.
“He’ll cause teams problems and add that finishing touch that we lacked at the end of last season. I’m delighted.”
✍🏻 Good luck at @CAFCofficial Conor Washington 👏🏻 #GAWA— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) August 13, 2020
Washington was equally delighted to finally get the deal over the line stating: “It’s absolutely brilliant to be here, I’m really looking forward to the challenge.
“I’ve seen a lot of Charlton over the last few years and with the manager being the way he is, it looks like a great project to be a part of.
“It’s a great stadium, I’ve seen it on the television a few times and I’m really looking forward to playing here.
“The pitch is nice and big which is good for me,” he added. “I love running in behind, trying to score goals. Hopefully I can add that in the mix and get us up the league.”
The former postman, who did not enter the professional game until he was 20, made his Northern Ireland debut against Wales in March 2016 and has now notched up 20 appearances, scoring four goals.