Charlton Athletic are well stocked up front this term, with Lee Bowyer capable of calling upon the services of Lyle Taylor, Macauley Bonne, Tomer Hemed, Chuks Aneke and Jonathan Leko so far this season.
However it has been reported by London News Online that Charlton saw a move for 27-year-old Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet fall through during the summer transfer window.
The towering Ivorian centre forward has been in superb form for the League One side this term, with the striker netting 10 goals in his first 16 league outings, thus putting him amongst the most prolific players in the third division.
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It is perhaps unsurprising that the Addicks showed an interest in acquiring the experienced front man and as such they could well move for him again in the upcoming January window.
Here, we take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser of Charlton resurrecting a deal for Gnanduillet in January….
One player who would certainly benefit from Charlton bringing in Gnanduillet is Lyle Taylor, with the former AFC Wimbledon man surely keen to play alongside an architectural target man who can hold the ball up and lay it off to the 29-year-old.
The combination of the two up front for the Addicks could solve Bowyer’s striking conundrum, with the Addicks boss yet to settle on a first-choice striker partnership so far, thus opening up the possibility of a new man coming to fore.
One definite loser of any deal being agreed for Gnanduillet is Tomer Hemed, with the veteran frontman having struggled for both fitness and form since arriving at the Valley on a free transfer.
The Israeli striker would surely slip even further down the pecking order if the Blackpool hitman was to arrive, with the 32-year-old’s future in south London seemingly clouded with doubt.
Much will depend on whether Charlton do indeed make a move for the 27-year-old, with it still being a real possibility that some business could be conducted by Bowyer.