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Sky Sports’ transfer centre (08:12) has revealed that Charlton have launched a bid for Crewe star Charlie Kirk as Lee Bowyer makes a late play to improve his side.
The youngster is certainly one of the brightest prospects to come through at Crewe and it sounds as though Charlton want to improve him further.
Would he be a good signing for the Addicks? Our writers discuss…
He could be a solid signing for Lee Bowyer’s side on Deadline Day. The Addicks have been up and down in recent months, and they desperately need to put together a positive run of form if they’re to be taken seriously as promotion contenders.
Kirk has shown that he can perform to a high standard in League One as well, having caught the eye with some strong performances for Crewe.
Charlton need to sign players that are in good form, and can make a positive impact in their team at the earliest of opportunities. Otherwise, they could find themselves struggling to keep up with their promotion rivals.
This could be a smart bit of business by the Addicks if they get a deal done in time before the 11pm deadline.
This could be a decent move for Charlton Athletic.
Charlie Kirk is a player of undoubted quality at League One level – something that he’s shown over recent seasons.
Five goals and five assists so far this term has certainly played a key role in the Addicks’ interest, and there’s no doubt that the winger would be a shrewd addition.
At 23 years of age, the player is still improving and so this could prove to be a shrewd addition.
Having seen him tear Wimbledon apart for the best part of 90 minutes earlier in the season, I can easily say that this would be one of the signings of the window if Charlton can pull it off.
I definitely feel that this is a player that the Addicks need, with Marcus Maddison having so far failed to live up to expectations, Kirk could easily slot in on the right of midfield.
He offers the versatility of being able to operate on both flanks and at 23, still has plenty of years left ahead of him to develop.
I feel it would be silly for Crewe to let another of their best players go so close to the end of the window but as we know, every player has his price!