This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Player view’ series, this content strand is where we put ourselves in the shoes of a given player, and offer an opinion-based outlook on the perspective on the situation at hand…
One player that has so far found game time hard to come by under the stewardship of Charlton boss Lee Bowyer is former Brighton and Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed, with the 32-year-old centre forward having only made five appearances for the Addicks thus far.
The experienced front man will no doubt be disheartened by the start he has made to life in south London, particularly as it was a move that could have resurrected his stuttering career.
And the Israeli striker would have been even more disillusioned after hearing the news from London News Online that Charlton had made a move for Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet during the summer transfer window.
Ultimately the potential transfer involving the Ivorian and the Addicks fell through, however, Hemed will surely be wary of his club resurrecting a deal for the 27-year-old this January, particularly with Gnanduillet having netted 12 goals already this season.
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The former Chesterfield Town striker is a striker in the same mould of Hemed, meaning that his arrival could well see the striker fall even further down Bowyer’s pecking order, with the former Leeds United man having a wide plethora of talent to select from.
Gnanduillet is likely to command a substantial fee, with Blackpool likely to not want to lose their best player, particularly as they are fighting it out in the upper reaches of League One this term.
It remains to be seen if the Addicks will indeed revisit the prospect of signing the 27-year-old but Hemed will surely be keen to return to full fitness and hit the goal trail once more as he seeks to prove to Bowyer that he can still hack it in the second division of English football.
Meanwhile, the Charlton boss will be keen for his side to pick up a positive result this weekend as they welcome Cardiff City to the Valley for the early kick-off.