Monday, 31 August 2009
Addicks swoop for Rhyl star
Charlton target Luke Holden?
Unconfirmed reports are stating that Charlton have swooped for Rhyl starlet Luke Holden. The fee for the left-sided winger is reported to be £10,000. Holden was thought to be heading for Coventry City, but was unable to agree personal terms. Holden was a trainee with Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers and has also played for The New Saints (formerly Total Network Systems).
In this week's Non-League Paper the report of Rhyl's 2-0 victory over Port Talbot Town describes him as a 'wizard on the wing ... a menace throughout the whole game and fantastic to watch.'
According to the Powys County Times Holden has been at Sparrows Lane, although one other Football League club is thought to be chasing him.
There are also reports linking the Addicks with former Glazier Leon McKenzie, but as the source here is the Coventry Evening Telegraph the reports should not be taken too seriously. The striker does have a history of injury problems, which would have made him a Charlton target in the past, but hopefully we have got over that.
There are also reports that a deal with Gillingham over the sale of Chris Dickson is close. It is also possible that Jon Fortune will rejoin the club.
Reports that the Addicks are interested in Leamington centre back Dan Pirvu, who formerly played in the Romanian first division (see below) appear to be baseless. A talented player, he is seen as too short.