Who is Andre Green?

Charlton have signed Aston Villa winger Andre Green (21) on loan for the rest of the season.

Head of Recruitment Steve Gallen said: “He’s a replacement for Jonathan Leko and he’s a very good replacement. We tried to sign him in the summer and we’ve had our eye on him for a while. He is a good addition to the team, he’s fast, attacking and helped Villa to promotion last season so we’re pleased.

“I’m also pleased we’ve been able to get a signing in at the start of the transfer window to support the manager given the injuries we have at the moment.”

Green joined Aston Villa at the age of nine and progressed through the club's academy. He made his club and Premier League debut on 13 March 2016 at the age of 17 years 8 months so becoming the fifth youngest player to ever represent the club. 

Since Villa's relegation he has made 38 appearances in The Championship over the last four seasons although he missed most of the 2017/18 season through injury. He had half a season in League One on loan to Portsmouth last year (and scored against Charlton at Fratton Park) and then returned to play 18 times for Villa as they gained gained promotion. He came on for the last twenty minutes of their Wembley play-off final against Derby in May.

Having scored for Villa at The Valley in the pre-season friendly in July he joined Preston on a season-long loan deal but made only six appearances before his recall to Villa Park. It is likely that he will appear in Charlton's first home game under the new owners on Sunday against WBA.