Alfie Doughty is set to be loaned back to Charlton Athletic, with the player looking ready to leave the Valley on a permanent basis.
Doughty’s permanent future at the Valley looks to be coming to an end, with Charlton accepting bids from three Championship sides for his services.
Stoke City, AFC Bournemouth and Queens Park Rangers have all been allowed to discuss personal terms with the 21-year-old, who has made over 40 first-team appearances for the Addicks.
But there is now set to be a potential twist in the Doughty saga. According to reports from London News Online, the player is set to return to Charlton on loan until the end of the season.
The three clubs who have had bids accepted are said to have had agreed to this, with Charlton looking to win promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Doughty’s contract at the Valley expires at the end of the season, but Charlton fans should be delighted to have him stay until the end of the campaign.
This is great news for Charlton and a massive boost for them.
This ensures that they will be receiving a fee for the midfielder, but they will also get him back for the rest of the season.
That is massive as he is such a key player for the club in both defence and attack, and it means they won’t have to replace him with somebody else.