Blogger has been down (or rather in read only mode) for some time and one of the consequences was that the post I had made on Bessone was deleted, including comments that two of you had made. Quite what happened is unclear: whether it was routine maintenance that encountered unanticipated problems or difficulties arising from a new design.
The Bessone story has, in any case, moved on with Leeds apparently willing to let him go although he has one year left on his contract and Chris Powell eager to take him on board. Quite what the price would be in terms of a fee or his wages is unknown, but I doubt whether the fee would be that high.
Bessone says that he enjoyed his time at Charlton, but seems in no hurry to return and would be happy to take a pre-season at Leeds. Charlton are a 'big' club but Leeds are a 'massive' club: Bessone
Kelly Youga has apparently returned to fitness, but there is always a risk that a player who has been out for some time would be a shadow of his former self. While his old contract is expiring, he might still want more in wages than we could afford.
My view is that Bessone has been capable without being outstanding and in the circumstances making a move for him makes sense.