Charlton set to sign Copenhagen striker Igor Vetokele

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Charlton Athletic have agreed a fee with FC Copenhagen for striker Igor Vetokele, who played in the Champions League last season.

New Addicks manager Bob Peeters looks set to add to the Charlton strikeforce with the addition of the Angolan forward Igor Vetokele from Danish club FC Copenhagen.

The 22-year-old scored 13 goals in 29 appearances last season and also got one assist in the Danish Superliga, as Copenhagen finished as runners-up to Aalborg BK.

Vetokele also made two Champions League appearances last season and the Belgian-born forward will be the second player to move to the Championship club this month after Zak Ansah joined on a free transfer from Arsenal last week.

Charlton confirmed that a fee had been agreed with Copenhagen on their official Twitter account this afternoon and the player will now discuss personal terms ahead of his proposed switch.


Vetokele represented Belgium at youth level all the way up to the Under-21s but has switched his allegiance to the Angolan national side; he has made two friendly appearances for the African nation.

He scored 12 goals in 48 appearances during his youth career with Belgium and ended last season with Copenhagen on a high, scoring three times in his last four appearances for the club.

Vetokele told Copenhagen's official website: "I've always wanted to try playing in England and I believe I have good opportunities to play and continue my development in Charlton.

"Therefore, this is a good opportunity for me, even though it is not an easy decision."

The move to Charlton will see Vetokele join up with Peeters once again, as he played under the new Charlton boss during his time with Belgian side Cercle Brugge, scoring nine times in 38 appearances.

Vetokele will fly over to England later this week to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with the Addicks.

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