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‘Would be concerning’, ‘Excellent’ – These Charlton fans react as new transfer competition emerges for striker



With some League One teams starting to do their transfer business ahead of the 2021-22 season, Charlton Athletic are yet to start their incoming deals.

The Addicks have cleared some wages off the books ready for new players to arrive, with the likes of Deji Oshilaja, Darren Pratley and Andrew Shinnie all departing.

Charlton had a number of loanees in their squad last season, one of those being Jayden Stockley who they took from Preston North End in the second half of the season.

Finding himself on the fringes of Alex Neil’s side, Stockley couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get some regular minutes away from Lancashire.

The football up to Stockley may not have been pretty at times for Charlton fans to watch, but for the most part it was highly effective as the 27-year-old scored eight goals in 22 outings as the Addicks narrowly missed out on a play-off place.

But now there is competition for his signature and it may now not be as straight-forward as Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard making an offer and it being accepted.

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According to the London News, Portsmouth are now looking at going head-to-head with Charlton and anyone else interested to sign Stockley, with Danny Cowley wanting competition for John Marquis up top.

There’s been a split opinion on the latest development with Charlton fans – some want the deal to get tied up as soon as possible but others believe the club can get a better player in.

25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: ‘Would be concerning’, ‘Excellent’ – These Charlton fans react as new transfer competition emerges for striker

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