Charlton Athletic are close to reuniting with Chuks Aneke, with a deal in place to bring him back to The Valley from Birmingham City, according to the Sky Sports Transfer Centre (January 14, 11:33am).
The 28-year-old striker departed the Addicks in the summer after his contract expired, with Lee Bowyer bringing him to St. Andrew’s after signing him in the first place for Charlton in 2019 from MK Dons.
Aneke has featured 18 times for the Blues this season in just his second ever campaign at Championship level, but just one of those matches has been a start with the rest coming from the bench.
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The ex-Arsenal man has scored twice this season, including in Birmingham’s most recent match against QPR, but he is said to be heading back to The Valley in a £300,000 deal.
Charlton’s current manager Johnnie Jackson coached Aneke during his two years at the London club and he scored 15 goals in 38 games for them during the 2020-21 season before his switch to the Midlands.
This has certainly come out of the blue but it’s a deal that Charlton fans will probably welcome.
Despite not starting an awful amount of matches last season, Aneke was prolific by netting 15 times and Jackson will be hoping that he can find that form once again.
You’d have to be worried about his fitness though and his inability to play a full 90 minutes, but there’s no doubting his technical prowess.
If he scores the goals to fire the Addicks into the play-off places then £300,000 will seem like a bargain at the end of the season and Thomas Sandgaard is certainly backing his manager with cash to try and turn things around.