Andre Green in on loan
Kept quiet this one despite yesterday’s guessing game. The Addicks have made their first signing of the January 2020 window signing 21-year winger Andre Green on loan from Aston Villa.
Oddly I have kept an eye on Green since he was a youngster at Villa. He came through the ranks there and went on-loan to Portsmouth last season. I thought he was a good capture by Kenny Jackett, but he didn’t get much game time and suffered with an injury. He did score against us in our 2-1 win at Fratton Park.
Dean Smith recalled him last January and he then went on to become an integral part of Villa’s push to promotion via the play-off’s playing 22 times. He wasn’t given a squad number by Villa and went on a season’s loan to Preston which has been cut short.
Welcome Andre. We need someone quick who can go past a player. We need players, and Bowyer needs attacking options and Green gives him that.
Steve Gallen said: “He’s a replacement for Jonathan Leko and he’s a very good replacement. We tried to sign him in the summer and we’ve had our eye on him for a while. He is a good addition to the team, he’s fast, attacking and helped Villa to promotion last season so we’re pleased.”