Charlton Athletic: Striker George Tucudean joins Addicks

George Tucudean and Lionel Messi
Tucudean (left) has represented Romania at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level

Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of Standard Liege striker George Tucudean on a free transfer.

The 23-year-old former Romania Under-21 international has signed a three-year deal with the Championship club.

Tucudean joined Liege from Dinamo Bucharest in January 2013, but was loaned back to the Romanian club for the duration of the 2013-14 campaign.

He becomes Charlton's seventh signing this summer, and their third from Standard Liege.

Standard midfielder Yoni Buyens joined the Addicks on loan last month, while defender Tal Ben Haim moved to The Valley last week.

The Belgian Pro League side are also owned by Charlton chairman Roland Duchatelet.

Charlton Athletic's seven summer signings
Yoni Buyens (Standard Liege, loan)
Igor Vetokele (FC Copenhagen, undisclosed)
Franck Moussa (Coventry City, free)
Andre Bikey (Panetolikos, free)
Tal Ben Haim (Standard Liege, free)
Johann Berg Gudmundsson (AZ Alkmaar, free)
George Tucudean (Standard Liege, free)

Meanwhile, Addicks boss Bob Peeters, who was appointed in May, says he is not too concerned by their 2-0 defeat by non-league Welling United on Saturday.

"We played with mixed teams and they [Welling] played the game of the season," the 40-year-old Belgian told BBC London 94.9.

"In the first half we were not good enough but I am happy with the second-half performance. We saw things we already knew and need to work on.

"I said from the first day when I signed the contract that I want to work with the young guns. They can only learn by playing.

"It is better you get a knock on the chin early in pre-season than in a competition."