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Charlton land Buyens on loan

Charlton have completed the signing of midfielder Yoni Buyens on a season-long loan deal from Standard Liege.

The 26-year-old had been a regular for Liege since arriving from fellow Belgian side KV Mechelen in 2011, and he has scored 12 times in 103 league appearances.

Buyens started his career, which has so far not seen him leave his homeland, with Lierse and his performances at youth level were enough to see him earn Under-19 and Under-21 recognition.

He becomes new Charlton coach Bob Peeters' first summer signing.

Charlton announced earlier in the week they have also agreed a fee for FC Copenhagen striker Igor Vetokele, who is expected in London this week to thrash out personal terms and undergo a medical.