Erhun Oztumer has completed his move to Charlton after leaving Bolton Wanderers.

The 28-year-old, who was once part of the Addicks’ academy, successfully ripped up the final year of his contract on Wednesday has he sought a free transfer.

The playmaker asked to leave Wanderers last month, a request that was turned down by administrators, forcing it to go to appeal.

Oztumer got his wish however and now links up with a club that tried to sign him on loan in January, signing a two-year deal.

The former Peterborough and Walsall man started just 10 games in total for Wanderers, including the opening day defeat at Wycombe.

He scored on debut against Leeds United in the Carabao Cup last season but struggled to fit into Phil Parkinson’s formation in the weeks and months afterwards.

Oztumer said: "It feels great. It's nice to see a few faces I haven't seen in a while. I'm very happy to be here and looking forward to enjoying football again.

"I'm a local lad and I've kept an eye on Charlton since I left, so I'm happy to be happy to be here, playing in the Championship.

“The team has started really well so I'll fight for my place, work hard and see where it takes us."

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer said: "It's a bonus one for us. He's a very good player, he scores goals, gets assists, he's a local lad.

“Obviously we tried to bring him in during January but it didn't work out for us. He brings a bit of flair and that craft and cleverness in the final third. I'm looking forward to working with him."