Zimbabwean striker Macauley Bonne has revealed the reason behind his move to English Championship side Charlton Athletic.

The 23-year-old completed a transfer from League Two club Leyton Orient on Monday, signing a three-year contract.

He had been linked with other top clubs such as Leicester, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

In his first interview at Charlton, Bonne said that he opted to join the London-based team due to its approach on young players which offers a good base for development.

“[I signed because] of the opportunities. Seeing how they’ve had a young team for the past two seasons and they’ve managed to get where they have with the youth in there. I thought it was the best move for me to progress at and become a better player,” Bonne said.

Asked on what the fans should expect from him next season, the striker said: “Goals and hardworking, I hope for a chance to show the people here what I can do like what I did at Orient in the past two seasons.”

Bonne scored 49 goals in 101 appearances for the Os, helping them to promotion last term.

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