Nathan Jones updates on Kazenga LuaLua


Nathan Jones has confirmed that Charlton are close to completing the signing of Kazenga LuaLua.

The club have agreed a deal to sign the former Brighton & Hove Albion and Luton Town winger, with LuaLua's arrival now subject to international clearance.

Speaking in his pre-Fleetwood press conference, the gaffer said: “We’ve agreed with Kazenga LuaLua. We're just waiting for international clearance to see whether he will be involved this weekend. He's a player that I've worked with over a number of years. I worked with him at Brighton where he was magnificent, and he came in and did a similar job for me at Luton.

"He's someone that we haven’t got here - in wide areas Tyreece Campbell is probably the only natural one. We wanted to have that option. I know Kazenga very well and he’s just left Greece so it was an ideal opportunity."

“He's one of those physical phenomenons that you could chuck him on the moon for a year and he'd come back and be able to be potent for a certain amount of minutes," explained Jones when asked if LuaLua is up to speed in terms of fitness.

"That's the type of athlete he is. He's a great lad, a fantastic player and he's had a real good career. I've always enjoyed working with him and he makes us as a group, as a club and hopefully as an 11 better."

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