Charlton Athletic have beaten off competition from Uefa Cup finalists Middlesbrough to land USA international Cory Gibbs.Good to have another American in the EPL next year. With Convey and Hahnemann joining, and Eddie Lewis doing all he can to make it as well, there may be enough players for a fantasy XI.
The versatile defender was available on a free transfer after completing the season with Dutch outfit ADO Den Haag.
Though I did find this interesting:
Gibbs revealed Charlton chairman Richard Murray played a key role in enticing him to join the Valley outfit.Translation: Mr. Murray was the one offering the most money.
"In the past week I've received interest from Middlesbrough, Bolton Wanderers, Reading and Charlton," Gibbs told the club's official website.
"Playing Premiership football has always been my dream and I was flattered to have such options. I am joining a club that is ambitious and hungry for success.
"I was hugely impressed with the chairman, Richard Murray, and his ambitious plans for the continued development of the club."