Charlton Athletic currently sit in tenth place with 15 games played, just three points behind the play-off places heading into their weekend clash with Millwall in what has been an impressive start to life in the second tier.
It is made all the more impressive by the fact that they have done it without talismanic striker Lyle Taylor, who has missed their last nine games with a knee injury.
But whilst Taylor edges closer and closer to a return to full fitness, news broke on Friday morning that the club could be about to benefit from the sale of one of their former front men.
Karlan Grant was sold to Huddersfield during the January transfer window for around £2million but it is suspected that the Addicks inserted a sell-on clause within the deal of around ten percent, according to London News Online.
The Sun reported on Wednesday that Premier League sides including Bournemouth and Wolves were ready to move for the marksman when the winter window opens in just over a month’s time.
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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.
But how should Charlton fans be feeling about this latest update?
Well for most clubs, the prospect of receiving a windfall like this would only be good news. It would allow them to reinvest in their side at a crucial stage of the season – investment which could make all the difference come May.
However, for Charlton that is rarely the case. Much-maligned owner Roland Duchatelet it known to be particularly stingey when it comes to pumping money into first-team matters.
So ultimately it is just another irritating situation for The Valley faithful, who will look on again and know that, if another owner were in charge, things could be different.
But for now they should take very little notice of it. If come January Duchatelet decides to shock everybody and invest, then great.
It remains a pipedream, however, so fans should expect nothing because that is most likely exactly what they will see invested back into the side.