Saturday, 2 August 2014

Charlton in three cornered battle for Delort

Charlton are in a battle with Brentford for the signature of 22-year old French striker Andy Delort while Rennes are trying to keep him in France. He scored 24 goals in 36 games for Ligue 2 last season. People have been having fun on Wikipedia changing the name of the club he plays for.

Sources close to the beverage department are saying that he was at Sparrows Lane yesterday. He was supposed to arrive at 2, but didn't get there until 5, limiting the possibility of talks, but it is claimed that they continued on Saturday.

Apparently he had talks with Athletico Madrid and Leicester in May, but they came to nothing: why is not clear. It may be that he likes a French-speaking environment, a need which Charlton as the Belgian club that plays in London could meet.

Leeds United fans are now saying that it is a done deal that he is going to them, but one site is insisting that it's a battle between Brentford and Charlton: Delort . This appears to have been correct as Leeds have now stated that they will not be signing him, which means we are back to the original three cornered race: White flag

He has played once for France's under 20 side and also for French beach soccer under the management of Eric Cantona: Career

In case he does come to Charlton, here is some video: At his best

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