This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Charlton Athletic are rumoured to be interested in a deal to sign QPR defender Todd Kane according to London Football News.
The defender has found regular game time hard to come by towards the end of the 2020/21 season, and it has previously been reported that the Rs are looking to move him on in the summer transfer window.
Kane made 29 appearances in total for QPR this term, as they finished ninth in this year’s league campaign, after some strong performances in the second-half of the season.
London Football News also claim that Charlton are rivalling League One rivals Sunderland and Portsmouth to the potential signing of Kane, who has one year remaining on his current deal with Mark Warburton’s side.
Charlton will be targeting promotion into the Championship next term, after narrowly missing out on a top-six finish in this year’s campaign.
We ask our Football League World writers what they make of Charlton’s reported interest in Kane, and whether he’d be a good addition to Nigel Adkins’ side this summer.
I think this would be quite an interesting move actually.
Adkins knows Todd Kane from their days at Hull City and the full-back might fancy a link-up with him again with him looking out of favour at Queens Park Rangers for various reasons.
I think Adkins is open to adding to his right side as I don’t think he fancies Chris Gunter that much and Adam Matthews’ future remains uncertain as we wait to see if he signs a new deal.
Kane would do well in League One and I think it’s a move that might work.
Kane could be a decent option for Charlton this summer, despite not wholly convincing during the last 12 months at QPR.
On the occasions I’ve seen Kane play, he’s been exposed a little bit at right-back, but it is worth remembering that if he moves to Charlton, he’s stepping down a level.
So, naturally, there should be hope within the camp at Charlton that Kane can have a big impact and provide a solid option on the right of defence.
It’s the type of solid signing that Adkins needs to be looking to make too. He’s made plenty of noise about challenging for the title next season in League One, so a higher calibre of player needs to be on the radar.
Kane’s arrival would tick a box for the Charlton boss, you feel.
Which clubs do these former Charlton Athletic players play for nowadays?
Todd Kane has the quality to thrive at League One level.
If they can’t agree terms with Adam Matthews and he leaves as a free agent then right-back is going to be a problem position for them and Kane could be the answer.
He impressed at points for the R’s last year but they want rid of him, which could mean the Addicks can get a good deal.
The incident he was really involved in with Sergi Canos and subsequent suspension is a red flag, however.
It’s certainly a difficult one when you weigh both sides up.