Le Fondre Agrees Deal With Colchester
Adam Le Fondre has completed a move to Colchester United following his release from Cardiff City this Summer.
Le Fondre, 29 joined Cardiff in 2014 after a £2.5M move from Reading however saw his goals dry up quickly, recording just three in 21 appearances. Within the same campaign he left Wales to join Bolton Wanderers, finding his feet once again scoring eight in 17. Once again he was turfed out on loan for the season in the 2015/16 season, this time to Wolves where 'ALF' netted just three goals again in an extra five games to that at Cardiff.
In an attempt to restore his once prolific self, Le Fondre dropped down a division to League One to rejoin Bolton. Somewhat of an improvement was made, ten goals in 38 games however this wasn't enough to tempt the Bluebirds to keep the striker on the books for the current season and he was released after making just 21 starts.
The forward stated that he was 'grateful for the opportunities he was given' however 'felt like he let the club down' during his spell. Le Fondre allegedy turned down the likes of Millwall, who were promoted back up to the Championship ahead of this season, claiming that he 'needed to find his form in a lower division once again.'
Since starting his career in League One with Stockport County in 2003, Le Fondre has played for seven clubs and Colchester will mark his eighth club during his career. Making his senior debut the next season, in 2004, he has gone on to score 171 goals in 460, including twelve in his only year in the Premiership with Reading.
A club statement from Colchester reads, "The club are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Le Fondre on a two-year-deal. Adam has made it well clear that he wants to find his feet once again within this division and we believe that we can provide what he needs in order to do so. He has a real pedigree about him and will bring a wealth of experience in a rather young squad that has been built for the ongoing season. We hope that both Adam and the club can work together to provide a successful season for both parties."