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Update emerges on Charlton’s pursuit of player following six-figure bid

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Charlton Athletic’s pursuit of Boreham Wood’s Sorba Thomas looks set to fall flat ahead of this afternoon’s deadline for domestic transfers, according to Richard Cawley from South London Press.

EFL clubs have until 5pm to conclude any transfer dealings with other English sides and it seems as though the Addicks could have a busy day ahead of them.

There have been suggestions that Charlton could make two more signings today, which would cap off a very busy window for them.

However, according to Cawley, the League One club’s pursuit of Thomas could be set to fall short as their chances of getting a deal done before the 5pm deadline don’t sound promising.

Reports elsewhere yesterday indicated that the Addicks had made a six-figure bid for the Boreham Wood winger, who is thought of as one of the most exciting prospects in non-league.

It is understood both QPR and Barnsley have also been tracking the 21-year-old.

A product of West Ham United’s academy, Thomas helped Boreham Wood reach the National League play-offs last season.

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The Verdict

This is a shame for Charlton because the 21-year-old looked as though he could an exciting signing for the club.

Thomas remains young and raw, and the step up from non-league was unlikely to be easy, but he’s a dynamic and positive player and someone that could come on leaps and bounds under the right coaches.

It seems as though, for the time being, that’s not going to happen at the Valley but there is still a little while to go until this afternoon’s deadline and things can change quickly on the final day of the window.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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