Charlton have begun talks with Crystal Palace over the signing of defender Ryan Inniss, according to Football Insider.
Inniss signed his first professional contract at Selhurst Park almost nine years ago, but has made just two senior appearances for the Eagles – spending the majority of his career out on loan.
The most productive of those loan spells came last term when he featured 29 times for Newport County in League Two before returning to South London over the summer.
One of Inniss’ two senior outings for Palace came in September’s mammoth penalty shoot-out defeat to Bournemouth – with the centre-back successful from 12-yards. His other slice of action came in the same competition against Swansea in August 2018.
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But almost a decade after breaking into Palace’s first-team setup, Inniss is on the verge of leaving the club and making the short trip across London to join rivals Charlton.
Football Insider believe that the clubs are in discussions over the possibility of a permanent transfer to the Addicks, who sit 14th in the League One standings after a tricky start to the season following their relegation.
It’s about time that Inniss found a new permanent home after no fewer than 10 separate loan spells in the previous seven seasons alone, and at 25-years-old, the time is right.
Lee Bowyer has some defensive problems with injuries to captain Jason Pearce and Deji Oshilaja, so Inniss could be thrown into the action sooner rather than later – with the prospect of deputising against Wigan on Saturday if the deal is completed.