Many Addicks’ supporters will feel boss Karl Robinson needs to find a keen goal scorer to make a promotion bid, however, it is at the other end of the pitch that also needs drastic attention.
Charlton Athletic’s only first-team goalkeeper is Dillon Phillips who is by far not up to League One standard, especially a top-half challenge if that’s what the south-east London outfit are aiming for.
Instead, Robinson should consider splashing the cash on £765,000-rated shot-stopper Matej Delac – currently contracted to Premier League side Chelsea and has been for seven years but is yet to make a single appearance for the Blues.
The 24 year-old moved to this country in the summer of 2010 from Croatian team Inter Zapresic but his ten loan spells out of Stamford Bridge since as arisen speculation surrounding his future in the top-flight.
For the 2016/17 campaign, Delac plied his trade in the Belgian first division for Royal Excel Mouscron and upon his return to Chelsea became the club’s longest-serving player after John Terry’s inevitable departure.
Whilst his experience in England is non-existent, his knowledge and travels across Europe may very well benefit Charlton Athletic in their hunt to win back their right to play in the Championship.
Admittedly, Matej Delac does come at a price, however, the Addicks want to return to their more prospective days and those will only come back to the Valley by making a swoop for this goalkeeper who clearly has no future across the other side of the capital.
Also, Declan Rudd’s exit following a loan spell last term has left a void that desperately needs filling as soon as possible with the season swiftly approaching.
Charlton Athletic supporters, would it be worth throwing all your money at one signing? Does his inexperience in English football become a factor in a potential move? Tell us your opinions in the comment section below!