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 says he is sceptical that any money gained from a sell-on clause in the Karlan Grant deal will be spent on the team.
London News Online reported on Friday morning that there is a sell-on clause within the deal with Huddersfield Town but, given the stingey nature of the club’s owners, Smith is not holding his breath for investment.
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“I would absolutely love the club to invest that money into current playing squad,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“Will it happen under the current ownership? It would be extremely unlikely looking at past experience.
“We didn’t invest using the funds when we sold him in January to Huddersfield when we desperately needed to replace him.
“It frustrates supporters so much this issue at the club right now. You have a management team who have done miracles with the limited resources available, why not give them a bit extra to really see what we can achieve?”
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.
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.
This weekend sees the Addicks travel to Millwall for a local derby in the Championship.