Christophe Lepoint: Charlton sign Belgian midfielder from KAA Gent

Christophe Lepoint
Christophe Lepoint began his career in the youth ranks at Anderlecht

Championship side Charlton Athletic have signed midfielder Christophe Lepoint from Belgian side KAA Gent for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old Belgium international has signed a deal with the Addicks until the summer of 2017.

"He is known as someone who plays in the middle of the pitch, but his versatility gives us more options," Charlton boss Guy Luzon said.external-link

"He is a professional player with a strong mentality and can score goals."

Lepoint joined Gent in 2009 and has made 17 league appearances in the top division in Belgium this season.

The former Anderlecht trainee becomes Charlton's fifth signing of the January transfer window.

Charlton's January additions
Neil Etheridge (Oldham, free)
Marko Dmitrovic (Ujpest, undisclosed)
Tony Watt (Standard Liege, undisclosed)
Milos Veljkovic (Tottenham, loan)
Christophe Lepoint (KAA Gent, undisclosed)