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Cristian Ceballos becomes Charlton's fifth summer signing

Posted: Thu 23 Jul 2015
Author: George Jones
Cristian Ceballos

Cristian Ceballos

Image by: Olly Groome

Charlton are delighted to confirm that former Barcelona youngster Cristian Ceballos has signed a three-year contract with the Addicks

George Jones reports

Charlton are delighted to confirm that former Barcelona youngster Cristian Ceballos has signed a three-year contract with the Addicks. 

The 22-year-old began his career at the Catalan club, first joining them as an 11-year-old, and remaining with the them for seven years. 

After electing to join Tottenham in 2011, he was a regular in Spurs’ development squad during his first season, scoring an impressive 10 goals in 13 appearances.

The following year, the attacking midfielder was heavily involved in Tottenham’s U21 side where he scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win against Southampton as well as a brace against Liverpool.

Ceballos earned a loan move to Portuguese outfit F.C Arouca in 2013/14, where he made 19 appearances for the Porto-based side, scoring once - a strike in a 2-2 draw against Braga.

The Spaniard, primarily a midfielder but equally comfortable as a centre forward, was filmed juggling a ball with Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho at the Camp Nou in his early teens and Addicks Head Coach Guy Luzon is delighted to have added him to the squad. 

He said: “Cristian is a very technical player, who has a lot of quality and skill and I hope that he will be able to show that the to Charlton fans this coming season.

“He had a strong football upbringing at Barcelona and after joining Tottenham he kept a strong goalscoring record within their development team.” 

Stay tuned to cafc.co.uk for the Spaniard's first full interview as a Charlton player.