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Bover Izquierdo makes MLS move

Posted: Sat 09 Feb 2013
Author: Matt Wright
The Charlton youngsters celebrate

The Charlton youngsters celebrate

Image by: Keith Gillard

Midfielder Ruben Bover Izquierdo has joined the New York Red Bulls, Charlton confirmed on Saturday morning.

Matt Wright reports

Midfielder Ruben Bover Izquierdo has joined the New York Red Bulls, Charlton confirmed on Saturday morning.

The Spanish attack-minded player, who has been with the Addicks since summer 2011, was recently released by the club, and last month travelled to the United States to train with the Major League Soccer side.

“Ruben is a very interesting young player with a lot of potential. He is technically very good and his willingness to work and learn bodes well for his future development,” said former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh, who is now the Red Bull’s sporting director.

The 20-year-old, who previously played in England for Halesowen Town and Kidderminster Harriers, made two appearances for the Addicks, both of which were in the Carling Cup, against Reading and Preston North End.

He scored his first goal in Addicks colours in the Kent Senior Cup, in a 3-2 win at Bromley, and finished last season on loan with Spanish Segunda Division B side San Roque de Lepe.

Already at the Red Bulls are former Addicks winger Lloyd Sam, ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill and ex-Lyon striker Juninho.