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Lee Bowyer provides update as Charlton look to complete signing of Premier League man

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Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has provided an update on the pursuit of Brighton and Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed, after speaking to London News Online.

The Addicks put out a club statement yesterday, revealing that they had submitted the relevant paperwork on Thursday afternoon for the proposed permanent transfer of Brighton forward Tomer Hemed.

The 32-year-old spent last season away from the AMEX Stadium on loan with Queens Park Rangers, scoring a total of seven goals in 29 games for the West London outfit.

But the Israeli forward is surplus to requirements under Graham Potter at Albion, with the likes of Glenn Murray, Jurgen Locadia, Florin Andone and Neal Maupay all above him in the pecking order.

Charlton also confirmed in their club statement that they expect to hear an outcome in the early part of next week, but speaking about the situation, Bowyer admitted that it’s “50/50”.

He said: “As it stands today it is 50-50 but we say that we put it through on time. So, hopefully, the right decision gets made.

“We think it should but it is going to a panel or whatever and we’ll have to go from there. We’re hopeful he is going to be our player. He was permanent.”

At the weekend, Charlton made it two wins in their opening two league games, with the Addicks winning 3-1 against Stoke City thanks to goals from Lyle Taylor, Chuks Aneke and Conor Gallagher.

The Verdict

It would be a massive boost for Charlton, after two impressive results, if they were to complete the signing of Hemed.

He has scored goals for fun at this level before, and he would add some real competition and a different dimension to what is already an impressive front-line at The Valley.

If they submitted the paperwork on time then there shouldn’t be too much of a problem, but they will wait for official confirmation.


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