Charlton Athletic’s Chuks Aneke is said to be a wanted man heading into next season.
The 27-year-old was in fine form this season, scoring 15 goals in 38 League One appearances for Charlton as they narrowly missed out on a play-off finish.
The powerful forward, who scored 16 goals in 41 games in all competitions, is now said to be wanted by a host of Championship sides.
According to TEAMtalk, Middlesbrough, Reading, Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers and Bristol City are all interested in signing Aneke this summer.
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Nigel Adkins will be looking to get his feet properly under the table at the Valley this summer, and the manager will look to bring in his own players.
But keeping hold of the likes of Aneke, who were so important in their push for promotion this season, will also be a priority.
If he were to leave, then here, we take a look at three ideal replacements Charlton should consider as the likes of Boro and QPR lurk…
This would make perfect sense if Aneke were to leave.
Pigott is available to sign on a free transfer after leaving AFC Wimbledon upon the expiry of his contract.
The 27-year-old scored 20 goals in 45 League One appearances for Wimbledon this season, helping them avoid the drop to League Two.
He is a proven goalscorer at this level and is dangerous in the air, and bringing him in on a free transfer would be a shrewd bit of business.
Jay is an interesting attacking option who can lead the line but also operate behind the striker.
The 25-year-old scored 20 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions this season, chipping in with six assists too.
He scored 18 goals in League Two as Exeter City narrowly missed out on a top-seven finish, and is likely to attract interest from a higher level.
He would be worth a punt.
Charlton would be daft not to consider a move for Mullin.
Mullin enjoyed a simply incredible 2020/21 campaign with Cambridge United, helping the U’s win automatic promotion from League Two.
In the process, he scored a staggering 31 goals in 46 League Two outings, but there is uncertainty over his future due to his contract situation.