Charlton Athletic confirm signing of Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Iceland's midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson vies for the ball with Croatia's defender Danijel Pranjic and Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka during the first-leg FIFA World Cup 2014 play-off football match Iceland vs Croatia in Reykjavik, Iceland on Novem
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Charlton Athletic announce the signing of Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson on a two-year deal.

Charlton Athletic have announced the signing of winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson on a two-year contract.

The 23-year-old became a free agent this summer after his AZ Alkmaar deal expired at the end of last season, and Charlton have moved quickly to secure the Iceland international's services.

"I'm excited to be here," Gudmundsson told the club's official website. "It's a new challenge for me and I can't wait to start training with the lads.

"I heard of the interest a few weeks ago and obviously I'm on a free transfer so there were a lot of things happening, but in the end I decided to go with Charlton.

"It's a great club with a good history and I think we are building something good here."

Gudmundsson was the second player to sign for Charlton on Friday following the arrival of Tal Ben Haim.

Standard's Tal Ben Haim vies with Lokeren's Ayanda Patosi during the Belgian Jupiler Pro League football match between Standard de Liege and Lokeren, on April 17, 2014
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