Charlton Athletic supporters were possibly expecting the campaign in which they endured following relegation to League One last year, but it is the summer recruitment in the coming months that will determine their destiny.
Having watched the Addicks on numerous occasions throughout the seaso, one thing is clear, it’s that the midfield is lacking some serious pace and strength that is vital for a successful squad of players.
I suggest manager Karl Robinson has a look at now-free agent Emmanuel Osadebe, whom was released by Gillingham at the end of the 2016/17 term.
The Irish midfielder didn’t really make an impact in a dismal year for the Gills but perhaps, on a more positive note, fans will remember him for his superb goal against Bury – running half the pitch before tucking the ball in the back of the net.
It’s pace which is his most prized attribute and the only reason I can see why he was let go was because of an attitude problem, something which became apparent in the last 12 or so months.
Osadebe even earned himself a call-up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 team during his two seasons at Priestfield.
That said, the Valley isn’t too far from Gillingham so a relocation to Charlton isn’t out of the question.
However, more importantly is the need for pace in Robinson’s side; if they acquired his signature then they would not regret it – being as he would be free means the south-east London outfit won’t need to fork out from their transfer budget.
Charlton fans, is he a welcome addition? Do you need pace in your first-team? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!