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Charlton Athletic snap up Bradley Wright-Phillips

Bradley Wright-Phillips
Bradley Wright-Phillips joined Plymouth Argyle in 2009 from Southampton

Charlton Athletic have signed striker Bradley Wright-Phillips from cash-strapped Plymouth Argyle for an undisclosed fee in an 18-month deal.

Argyle will use the money to help towards paying off their tax debts and having their transfer embargo listed.

Wright-Phillips, 25, had a similar move to Reading cancelled two weeks ago because of a knee injury.

But the former Southampton forward has seen another specialist, who has given him the all-clear to play again.

Reading have since signed Hereford United striker Mathieu Manset.

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The signing is Chris Powell's first since becoming Charlton boss last week.

The new Addicks manager told the club website: "I am very happy to have a player of his calibre joining our squad."

Wright-Phillips, who has scored 13 goals this season, said: "I'm delighted to join Charlton.

"They're a club which I'm sure is heading in the right direction and, as soon as I spoke to the manager, I knew I wanted to be a part of it."

Wright-Phillips, who was the subject of an offer from Premier League side Blackpool early in the January window, has not featured for Plymouth since scoring in Argyle's 3-2 win at Bristol Rovers on 4 January.

Argyle have since lost four of their last five matches to slide six points adrift of the League One play-off zone.



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