Olly Groome reports
Charlton have signed midfielder Frédéric Bulot on a season-long loan from Standard Liège, the club confirmed on Saturday morning.
The 23-year-old left-footer arrives in SE7 having played 32 times for the Belgian Pro League side last term, scoring once.
Born in Gabon, Bulot began his career with French side AS Monaco where he made 12 league and cup appearances before moving to Stade Malherbe Caen in 2011.
After impressing with the then-Ligue 2 side he was snapped up by Standard in July 2012 and went on to score four goals in 36 league appearances during his debut season in the Belgian top flight.
“Frédéric is an interesting player and we are very happy that he has agreed to join us for the season," said Bob Peeters, who welcomes Bulot as his ninth summer signing since being named Head Coach in May .
“He is a good technical player with a lot of pace and he is capable of playing across four different positions in midfield.”
Predominantly a winger but comfortable across the midfield, Bulot has made a total of 76 league and cup appearances for Standard, four of which came in the Europa League during the 2013/14 campaign and he made his full international debut for Gabon in March during a 1-1 friendly draw with Morocco.
He has been included in Les Pantheres' squad for their African Cup of Nations qualifiers with Angola on September 6th, where he could come up against new teammate Igor Vetokele, and Lesotho on September 10th and, as he was not signed in time to take part in Saturday's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion, will join up with his country this weekend.
Bulot had previously received international recognition with France at every youth level, earning nine U21 caps for Les Bleus.