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Charlton snap up Thuram-Ulien

Posted: Mon 13 Jan 2014
Author: Iain Liddle
Yohann Thuram-Ulien

Yohann Thuram-Ulien

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Charlton have signed Yohann Thuram-Ulien on loan from Standard Liège until June 30th, 2014, the club announced on Monday evening

Iain Liddle reports

Charlton have signed Yohann Thuram-Ulien on loan from Standard Liège until June 30th, 2014, the club announced on Monday evening.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper graduated from the youth academy at AS Monaco, much like his cousin and French World Cup winner Lilian Thuram.

Thuram-Ulien went on to represent Monaco’s first team, including a fine debut performance against AJ Auxerre in December 2008, before moving on loan to Tours.

The acrobatic stopper, who has represented France at U21 level, then moved to Troyes AC where he was regarded as one of the strongest players in his position in Ligue 1.

His performances caught the eye of Standard who snapped him up ahead of the 2013/14 season and he will now compete with Ben Hamer and Ben Alnwick for a place in the Addicks’ starting line-up until the end of the season.

Thuram-Ulien was not signed in time to be eligible for Tuesday night’s FA Cup clash with Oxford United (7.45pm), but will be available for selection for Saturday’s Championship trip to Middlesbrough.

He is the second player to join from Standard this month, following midfield playmaker and former Sweden U21 international Astrit Ajdarević who also signed a six-month loan deal.