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Fresh Charlton update will leave fans wondering whether they should laugh or cry

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Charlton Athletic are going well in League One this season, but their off-the-field situation continues to defy normality.

In the latest bizarre move by owner Roland Duchatelet, he has insisted the EFL purchase the League One club from his control.

That is according to the Independent, who are reporting that the Addicks’ estranged owner is demanding the move happen, and has blamed the governing body of the Football League for the club’s recent demise.

Duchatelet issued a lengthy statement on Charlton’s official website yesterday afternoon blaming the EFL, and requesting they purchase control of the club from him.

The Telegraph is also reporting the statement was written only by the owner and not by the club’s media staff after telling them at a fans forum to “think outside the box.”

His outlandish idea is to hand over the day-to-day operations and losses of the London club for free – preferably to the EFL – but to retain control of the valuable assets, the Valley and the training ground.

The verdict

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, this happens.

What a bizarre turn of events, and one that is quite frankly impossible to facilitate.

Charlton have been on the market since 2017 and with interest comes the unrealistic demands from Duchatelet, who wants more than most are willing to offer for the London outfit.

The Addicks are going well in the league, and these new off-the-field revelations should hold no bearing over their progress on it.

Strange things are going one once more at The Valley, although, it had been too quiet in recent times, mind.


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