This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Football League World’s Charlton Athletic fan pundit Robert Smith has backed former striker Karlan Grant to kick on even further following recent reports over his future.
The Sun reported on Wednesday that Bournemouth and Wolves are both plotting a move for the talented striker in the January transfer window, with Charlton standing to benefit if either pull off the deal.
And, regardless of any financial injection his side may get, Smith says that a move to either club could be the best thing for him.
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“His improvement has been remarkable from a player thrown in far too early by us at 16, suffered confidence wise as a result and only really came alive in 2018 on a loan spell at Crawley,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“So to then score goals in the Premier League last term is a real testament to his development.
“He’s got the pace and can finish and if he can get a good a move to a solid, developing club like Bournemouth or Wolves he really could kick on again.”
Grant has already scored nine goals for Danny Cowley’s men this season, despite the club experiencing a slow start to life back in the Championship, continuing his fine form since signing back in the January transfer window.
After graduating through the Charlton academy, the 22-year-old netted 21 goals in 98 appearances, with 14 of those goals coming in the first half of last season as Lee Bowyer’s side won promotion to the second-tier.
This weekend sees the Addicks travel to Millwall for a local derby in the Championship.