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Charlton Athletic interested in move for ex-Leeds United target

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Charlton Athletic manager Bob Peeters is keen to sign Wigan Athletic outcast Andy Delort, according to the Seven Oaks Chronicle.

Andy Delort has not settled in well at Wigan Athletic

Andy Delort has not settled in well at Wigan Athletic

The French striker signed for the Latics for a lofty fee in the region of £3 million, but has struggled to make an impact at the DW Stadium.

He has failed to adapt to the Championship since his arrival from FC Tours in France. In his final season at Tours, he was voted runner up in Ligue 2’s player of the year, finishing behind West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho who was plying his trade at FC Metz.

The striker was a summer target for Championship outfit Leeds United, however a move failed to materialise between FC Tours and the Yorkshire club.

Delort’s last appearance for Wigan was on December 13th, in the 2-1 defeat at Watford in the Championship. He came on for the final four minutes of the game.

The Frenchmen was on Bob Peeter’s radar in the summer, but the transfer failed to materialise, with the player opting for Wigan instead. A short-term loan move for Delort is not out of the question, as Wigan will want to eventually recoup on their initial investment.

Delort is growing increasingly frustrated at the DW, and has admitted his conversations with Malky Mackay have been very limited.

As reported by Hat-trick in France, Delort said: “With Malky Mackay it is a bit more complicated. Those who do not play on the weekend will play during the week in the reserves.

“I admit though that you have virtually no discussion with Mackay. We’ll see what we can do for the future.

“I have played with the reserves against teams from League One and even Burnley from the Premier League. I scored 6 goals in 4 games plus 2 assists. I was decisive in all games.”

Bob Peeters’ Charlton side host Brighton in the Championship on Saturday, whilst Wigan Athletic travel to Birmingham City.


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