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Charlton, Portsmouth and Ipswich to battle it out for 6-goal striker in January transfer window

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Charlton, Portsmouth and Ipswich are all interested in Eastleigh striker Ben House after his prolific start to the season in non-league football.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation in the National League the current campaign, scoring six goals in just eight fixtures. That has been key to Eastleigh sitting in fifth position and just eight points from top spot, whilst they have at least two games in hand on the sides above them.

Perhaps inevitably, House’s form has caught the eye form those higher up the pyramid though, and there is a real chance that he moves on next month, with Football Insider claiming the three League One promotion hopefuls are keeping tabs on the player.

As well as the genuine interest from the Addicks, Pompey and Paul Lambert’s side, the update states that some Championship sides are also monitoring House.

The Scotland U21 international came through the ranks at Reading, although he failed to establish himself in the team before joining Eastleigh on a free transfer earlier this year.

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The verdict

There is plenty of talent in non-league and House has shown in just a few months that he has plenty of ability.

His excellent goalscoring record this season is always going to attract attention, whilst his age means there is plenty of room for improvement.

So, you can understand why the three League One sides are keen on him and moving to any of them would be great for the player. Whether he should stick out the season with Eastleigh is open to debate, but it seems a matter of time before House is back in the Football League.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.


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