Hameur Bouazza has joined Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan this morning, just in time to join up with his new team mates for the start of their new Championship campaign this afternoon.
It was well known that Roy Hodgson had been looking to offload the Algerian winger for much of pre-season with Osuana and other Spanish sides thought to have been interested in signing Bouazza on a permanent basis. The Charlton official website informs us that the deal took several weeks of advanced negotiations and, with the departure of Lee Cook to QPR (also on loan) last week, it seems Roy is happy with the wingers on our books at the moment.
Bouazza’s Fulham career will probably be remembered more for his fragile shoulder, which he dislocated against Middlesbrough in August 2007, rather than anything he did to prove worthy of the £3m fee Lawrie Sanchez paid Watford for his services. Bouazza’s only goal for the club was a blistering free-kick during a thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester City in September.