Charlton are expected to offer midfielder Alfie Doughty a new contract amid speculation about his future at The Valley, according to South London Press.
Doughty attracted interest from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic during the summer window, although the 20-year-old remained with the Addicks following their relegation to League One.
He caught the attention of Neil Lennon last season – scoring three times in 39 appearances in all competitions, and was one of the few positives from what turned out to be a miserable campaign for Lee Bowyer.
Doughty has continued his impressive form during the early stages of this season, although the midfielder suffered a serious knee injury in Charlton’s recent win at Northampton and is expected to be ruled out for around four months.
But the Addicks are hoping to offer Doughty fresh terms to ensure that he doesn’t leave on a free when his contract expires in June.
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We’ve been looking at how Charlton fans have been reacting to this contract update, and plenty are delighted at the prospect of tying Doughty down to a new deal.
Look at some of the best replies on Twitter:
Freed up a bit of space in the salary cap with the physio leaving
— CAFC Facts & Stats (@CafcFacts) November 12, 2020
Put clause in that if a bid is made, and he wants the move we sell. Good for both Alfie and the club: 🤷🏻♂️
— Rheas (@smit112) November 12, 2020
Well that could be a kick in the nuts for Celtic fans 🤣
— Neil Stevens (@4everAddickted) November 12, 2020
This would be excellent news for everyone at the club. Alfie needs to stay & develop under Lord Bowyer. 🙏🏻
— Matt Taylor 🇩🇰 (@llezx3addick) November 12, 2020
— Ryan Perrin (@RyPerr05) November 12, 2020
— CAFC Since '86 (@CAFC_Since_86) November 12, 2020
— Calum (@calthered04) November 12, 2020
— Sam Wheatland (@SWheatlandCAFC) November 12, 2020
— Reece 🇧🇧 (@ReecePorter06) November 12, 2020