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‘A smart bit of business’ – Charlton looking to bring in new shot-stopper: Opinion

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After winning a thoroughly impressive promotion from League One last season Charlton Athletic will be keen to ensure they maintain their second-tier status for longer than a year.

And that will mean dipping into the transfer market for some new, Championship standard recruits and they were linked with one on Tuesday morning.

Football Insider are reporting that Lee Bowyer and co are interested in bringing in Bolton Wanderers, and former Addicks, goalkeeper Ben Alnwick.

Although he still has a year left to run on his current deal, the report claims that because of issues with wage payments last season, he may be able to leave on a free.

However, if they are to land the former Peterborough United man they will have to fend off rival interest from Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic.

But if they do get him, would he be a good signing?

We discuss…

Toby Wilding

“I think this would be a good signing.

“Charlton only really have one senior goalkeeper now in Dillion Phillips, so they will need to bring in another option in that area ahead of next season.

“With Alnwick possessing Championship experience, and Bolton’s situation meaning they may be willing to sell for a reduced price, this could be a smart move from The Addicks.”

Jacob Potter 

“This could be a smart bit of business.

“Alnwick knows the Championship well having played for Bolton in the second tier of English football.

“The Addicks need stronger options heading into next season, and this would be a good signing for Lee Bowyer’s side if they beat Huddersfield to his signature.”

Kealan Hughes

“Alnwick would be an improvement on what Charlton currently have.

“He is a dependable goalkeeper and with a strong defence in front of him he should do well at The Addicks if they sign him.

“It is a fresh chance for him to move to a club which is more stable that Bolton, and under a manager who looks after his players he should thrive.”

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