Charlton Athletic have suffered a blow just days before the Championship season get’s underway after Reza Ghoochannejhad opted to leave The Valley.

Sky Sports News reports that the 26-year-old attacker who stared for Iran at the World Cup has left to join Kuwait Sporting Club on a season long long.   Ghoochannejhad only joined the Addicks in January, signing a two-half-year deal after moving from Belgian side Standard Liege and became the first ever Charlton player to score at World Cup, scoring in the 3-1 defeat to Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

Charlton manager, Bob Peeters said: “It was Reza’s decision to leave. He told us that, after the World Cup, he wanted to go to another country.

“If a player wants to leave then it makes it difficult because their mind is already weak from wanting a transfer – that is why we made the decision to allow Reza to leave. 

“Because he has left we may now look to see if we can bring in a replacement and see who is available, but at this moment we are working with the squad we have and I am happy with them.”

Ghoochannejhad only scored once in the red jersey in 17 appearances but after an impressive World Cup was expected to shine this campaign.

Charlton face Brentford on Saturday.


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