Thursday 30 January 2014

Parzysek to sign

As I have tried to suggest in earlier postings, one should judge the transfer window when it was over. All the indications were that signings were in prospect and Sky Sports News has announced that the Addicks are signing 20-year old Polish striker Pitor Parzysek. He is currently with Dutch club De Graafschap where he has scored 23 goals in 42 appearances in the Eerste (2nd divison). The club have confirmed the signing on their website: Pitor . He is now listed as a Charlton player on Wikipedia.

He will be on a four-and-a-half year contract, so no half measures there. At 6ft 3 inches he sounds like a Yann replacement. He will have a medical tomorrow and may be available for Wigan.

As someone remarked, it's going to be tough for Big Dave Lockwood announcing the Charlton team from now on as the squad becomes more cosmopolitan.

Chris Powell has tweeted from the press conference, 'I want the fans to know we are battling hard and doing the best we can. We need their support.' That does not sound like someone about to walk.

Bradley Pritchard and Jordan Cook are to go out on loan. Joe Pigott may go on loan to League 1.

'Gucci' has now signed on a permanent deal, but he has not played for several months and is not match fit.

According to tweets from Richard Cawley, the deal for Dale Stephens to go to Brighton has been concluded. On Stephens, Chris Powell said, 'Brighton have made a number of offers and Dale has expressed his right to speak to them if the club agreed a deal - which the club has. Obviously I would like Dale to stay. Everyone has seen this season that he has been playing at the level we always thought he could. There's still a lot more to come from him. He has got all the attributes to be a top player in the Premier League.'

However, Rhoys Wiggins has signed a four-and-a-half year contract and is staying.

The Daily Mail has published a highly speculative piece saying that SCP and RD do not see 'eye to eye' on a number of issues. Although short of substance, it may not be wide of the mark: Powell


Unknown said...

According to this site we have signed him and Gucci yesterday, look on the right just under his name.

Anonymous said...

looks like he's a target for Villa and West Ham already! ;-)

Anonymous said...

we could sign Messi and I wouldn't give a flying crap. Kermagont represents everything that is good about our club, he continues to be out best player (though I accept he'd be the second best if we signed Messi) he is an inspiration off and on the pitch, he is Chrissie P's strongest supporter, letting him go at any price is an act of vandalism and insanity.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about a new contract for Chris himself though which is worrying.

Anonymous said...

A n Iranian a Pole ,we are in a relegation battle with we don't need players with no English experience .Team spirit and experience is what is called for.
David Moyes at Everton saved the club with his 'Dogs of War' mentality based on team spirit and togetherness , that we have to preserve.
Time for big changes in the summer.

Wyn Grant said...

My hunch is that RD doesn't want to retain SCP, but it would be easier for him if he walked.

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia has both Gucci and Parsysek as Addicks. Who is it posting these updates?

At least Gucci is playing for his World Cup place.

Anonymous said...

What to think of these new signings??

I think like a lot of Charlton fans, I'm worried that an influx of new, young, continental based players could disrupt our predominately English squad.

Nevertheless, we now have a player who is likely to play at the world cup (the first in a long time) and it looks as though we are going to beat West Ham, Benfica and Nantes to a young striker (I can't remember the last time we beat any club for a players signature, let alone beating far more prestigious clubs than ours for player!).

This Nego doesn't look like a great short-term signing in truth, he has barely played this season. Yet the signing of proven goalscoring forwards is welcome news and something we have desperately needed!

We really need a couple of creative midfield players, especially given that Stephens appears to have left the club. But what we have to hope is that the new lads can hit the ground running and make an instant impact....keeping us in this league.