Rejoice! Lee Bowyer has signed a new contract it may not be the five years Matt Southall was talking about, but we have the man who brought us all back together here for at least the next three years, which now means we could see some new signings or even something that many Charlton fans have been waiting for, for a long time.
It was revealed that Lyle Taylor had not signed a new offer which was touted as a “good offer” by Bowyer and Southall, but the reasoning behind his stubbornness in signing the deal was apparently all down to Bows committing himself to the club.
Lee Bowyer spoke with News Shopper of the possibility of Lyle signing a new contract after the 0-0 draw with Fulham
“There was a good contract for Lyle, and he didn’t want to sign it, but he did say something regarding myself, so I may be jumping the gun, it may make a difference, I don’t know, I’ll have to speak to him after the weekend.
“The players will have a couple of days off now, they deserve it, then I’ll speak to him (Lyle) after that and see where his head’s at.”
Do you want Lyle Taylor to stay?
“But Lyle loves it here. You’ve seen what he did today when he came on.
“Every time he plays he gives 100%.
“Whether he signs or not he will give 100% every time he’s on that pitch. I hope signs, I hope he stays, because he’s a very very good striker.”
Hopefully, Lyle does sign back on it will be great to see the blonde-haired hitman upfront for Charlton for another few years, however many fans have not been so keen for him to sign after his social media antics on Twitter tend to land him in hot water with The Valley faithful.
I think he will sign now that Lee is sorted, but once Jackson and Marshall are both signed up I think we will see a lot more happening in the final week of this transfer window.