Charlton fans haven’t had much to shout about of late, with the Valley faithful having seen their side fail to pick up a victory in each of their last seven league games.
However they may now have something to rejoice about, with news coming out today via London News Online that the club are said to be interested on securing key midfielder Josh Cullen on a permanent basis from Premier League club West Ham United.
Cullen has been in fine form for the Addicks this term, having become something of a fan’s favourite after a string of all-action displays since embarking on second loan spell in south London.
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Charlton fans will certainly be keen for the club to seal a deal for their on loan star, with Cullen having played a vital role for the League One play-off winners in the two seasons he has been at the club.
At present though, supporters will be keen for the 23-year-old to make a swift recovery from the ankle ligament injury that Cullen picked up in the 2-2 draw to Cardiff City, with Lee Bowyer’s squad currently down to bare bones because of the ongoing injury crisis.
The deep-lying playmaker has appeared in 16 Championship games for the Addicks so far, registering one goal and one assist, underlining his importance to Charlton’s objective of securing their place in the second division for another season.
Fans will be confident that Cullen will indeed sign on the dotted line, with the midfielder currently having an unclear future at the London Stadium, whilst the Addicks have been boosted by the recent takeover of the club by East Street Investments.
It is this takeover that should hold the key to Charlton sealing deals for more players in both January and future transfer windows, with the club finally getting shot of Roland Duchâtelet after years of turmoil for the fanbase.
It remains to be seen if Cullen will indeed move permanently, but one thing’s for sure, Charlton fans will definitely have their collective fingers crossed.