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Influential Charlton Athletic man makes revelation over Lyle Taylor’s future

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Charlton Athletic director Steve Gallen has revealed that the club are in talks with Lyle Taylor over a new contract and is hopeful that the striker will sign a new deal.

The 29-year-old is in the final year of his contract at The Valley, after joining Charlton from AFC Wimbledon on a two-year deal last summer.

The centre-forward scored 25 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for Charlton last season and played a key role as the Addicks won promotion from League One via the play-offs.

Despite never playing in the Championship before, Taylor has made a fantastic start to the new season, scoring five goals in six games for Charlton.

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Gallen has revealed that he is in talks with Taylor over a new contract and that he is hopeful the striker will decide to sign a new deal, although he admitted that he thought the same about midfielder Joe Aribo, who left the club to join Rangers earlier this summer.

“I’m still doing exactly the same as head of recruitment but I also deal with contracts and trying to re-sign players. Lyle Taylor is one that everyone is talking about,” Gallen, told London News Online.

“I’m speaking to his agent and trying to find a common ground. I think he will sign, but I said that about Joe Aribo and he went and left, unfortunately.”

Charlton are unbeaten in the Championship this season and are currently second in the league table, after winning four of their opening six matches.

The Verdict

Taylor is a fantastic striker and he’s been one of the most prolific goalscorers in the EFL outside of the Championship over the past few seasons.

He was outstanding for Charlton last season and he’s shown already this season that he’s more than capable of making an impact in the Championship.

The striker could have a big role to play for Charlton this season and it’ll be a major boost for the club if they can get him tied down to a new deal.

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