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WATT FOR CHARLTON

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TONY WATT, once tipped for great things at Celtic, will sign for Charlton.

The striker was sold by Ronny Deila to Standard Liege for £1million in the summer.

He was told to shape up or ship out and the incoming Norwegian boss was clearly unimpressed by his efforts.
Now the 20-year-old will agree a loan deal with the Championship side that will keep him at the club until the end of the season.

Watt will be forever remembered by Hoops fans for scoring the winning goal against Barcelona on a memorable Champions League evening at Parkhead in season 2012/13.

Unfortunately, he never fulfilled his early promise and signed a fiveyear deal with the Belgians after spending last season at Lierse.

Watt, who joined the SPFL champions for £100,000 from Airdrie, hopes to make his debut against Brighton this weekend.
Charlton boss Bob Peeters said: “I think he did well last season although he wasn’t too happy in Belgium.
“But he will give us something up front.
“He has pace and he has scoring ability. He’s a guy who will always threaten in front of goal and that’s what we lack at the moment.
“Tony scored for Celtic against Barcelona in the Champions League and he will give you some experience and he will give you some freshness.”

Watt has made 17 appearances for Liege, but only four of them were starts. Peeters added: “I think he’s a player who needs to be in Britain.
“I can work with him, no problem. It’s all about communication.”

 
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