Charlton: El Hadji Ba signs from Sunderland for undisclosed fee

El Hadji Ba
El Hadji Ba spent last season on loan at French side Bastia, but missed most of the campaign with a broken leg

Charlton Athletic have signed French midfielder El Hadji Ba from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with the Championship club.

Ba joined Sunderland in the summer of 2013, but only played three games and was loaned to Bastia last season.

"It was a little bit difficult at Sunderland. I was young and didn't have a lot of time on the pitch, but now I am older and ready to fight at Charlton," he told the club's website.

The former France Under-20 international is Charlton's second signing of the summer, following the arrival of German defender Patrick Bauer.

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