Wednesday 6 January 2021

Doughty on his way

Charlton are talking to Stoke City about Alfie Doughty against the background of a rumoured bid of £650k.  However, they are not the only club interested in the injured prospect.   Celtic have been in the frame for some time and have already ordered a mad-to-measure kilt.

Doughty is out of contract in the summer and will not sign a new one, so we might as well cash in:

Some fans are indignant but as Richard Cawley of the SLP has pointed out: 'Doughty's situation is a hangover from the old regime. Should have been buttoned down long before Thomas Sandgaard took control. Same kind of situation with Joe Aribo and Dillon Phillips, just as a couple of examples.'

In my view young players are entitled to make the choices they think are best for their careers, albeit their agents may not always give them the best advice.

Sagacious supremo Lee Bowyer has insisted that any deal will have to be on Charlton's terms:

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