Addicks land Lyon starlet
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Charlton have completed the signing of Lyon defender Kelly Youga.Charlton have completed the signing of Lyon defender Kelly Youga.
Skysports.com revealed inMay that Charlton were closing on the full back and now they have clinched his signature.
The 19-year-old has arrived at The Valley on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Lyon.
Youga has penned a one-year deal with an option of another two years if he impresses during his time at the club.
Charlton have also been linked with a move for Tottenham defender Anthony Gardner.
Addicks boss Alan Curbishley is in the market for a new defender after letting Mark Fish leave the club and is believed to be pondering a move for Gardner.
However, Gardner is thought to be happy to stay and fight for his place at Tottenham as he still has two years to run on his contract at White Hart Lane.
Meanwhile, Charlton have been granted permission to increase the capacity of The Valley to 30,900.
The club have been looking to increase their capacity by adding a second tier to the east stand and constructing a new quadrant in the south-east corner of the ground and have now been given the green light to do so.