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Charlton considering move for out of favour Premier League striker

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Charlton Athletic are looking at the possibility of bringing Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo to the Valley on a loan deal until the end of the season, reports BBC Sport’s Ian Dennis.

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The 23-year-old forward has played just four competitive matches this season, all for Ajax during a lon spell at the Amsterdam club, and has not featured since November.

However, Dennis claims that Addicks boss Jose Riga is keen on a deal for the former France Under-21 international in a bid to boost the club’s hopes of surviving relegation from the Championship.

Sanogo joined Arsenal from Auxerre in 2013 but has been used sparingly by Arsene Wenger since his arrival, scoring a single goal in 19 appearances in all competitions and making just two eight starts for the Gunners.

Before joining Ajax on a temporary deal this season he spent the second half of last campaign on loan at Premier League side Crystal Palace, where he made just three league starts.

However, Sanogo does have a good record from his time as a youngster at Auxerre, where he netted 10 times in 21 league matches.

The striker would become Charlton’s fifth signing of the transfer window, following the loan arrivals of Rhys Williams from Middlesbrough and Diego Poyet from West Ham United, and the permanent signings of defender Roger Johnson and Standard Liege midfielder Jorge Teixeira.

Charlton fans…What do you make of the news? Would you be happy to see Sanogo at the club? Do you think he has what it takes to help you score the goals necessary to stay up? Let us know below!


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