It seemed like a very unlikely deal to happen a few hours ago, but Charlton Athletic may have secured a new – but very familiar striker.
Having scored eight times in 22 outings in the second half of the 2020-21 season for the Addicks, Jayden Stockley expressed an interest in returning to Charlton on a permanent basis from Preston North End following his successful loan spell.
But that moved looked to be in severe doubt as other League One clubs were taking a keen interest, and in recent days Portsmouth emerged as the biggest contenders to snap Stockley up, whilst it was all quiet in regards to Charlton’s stance.
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It was reported this morning that Pompey and PNE had agreed a deal to see Stockley return to Fratton Park following a brief loan spell six years ago – but a u-turn has happened which will see the 27-year-old join Charlton.
Portsmouth fans are incredibly frustrated that they have been gazumped at the last minute but it’s a completely different mood for Charlton fans who seem excited at the prospect of getting at least a full season out of Stockley – check out the reaction below.
— WellingUTD_fanpage (@JoshuaCampopia3) June 14, 2021
— Ben (@_BenCAFC) June 14, 2021
With respect the choice between Charlton and Portsmouth is a no brainer
— Tom Jordan (@tomcafc) June 14, 2021
Just when I thought football was becoming enjoyable again we’re resigning Stockley and Pearce. Cba
— harry (@hw1905) June 14, 2021
Stockley is a very good forward…
— 🐝🐝 (@CharltonBeas) June 14, 2021
Rumour ? Hopefully it’s true. ‘The Headmaster’ just go ahead & sign it ✍️ #cafc
— Simon CAFC 🔴⚪️ (@CharltonSi) June 14, 2021
— Rheas (@smit112) June 14, 2021
— cafcharry (@cafcharry27) June 14, 2021