After deadline days failure it’s come to this, the free agents. Now after looking at this list, I have picked out three players who could fill Karlan’s boots. Not all of them you may agree with, but these are the more stronger options we have.
Let’s start off with what the fans want, but potentially may not be the right move for Bowyer and co. Darren Bent had a great two years at Charlton in the Premier League scoring 37 times in 79 games and won the fans over from there on. Unfortunately, when we got relegated Darren Bent made a move to Tottenham Hotspur £16.5m. Since then he has played for Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham, Derby, Brighton and most recently Burton Albion. He is now 34 years old, but hopefully, he still has his shooting boots on!
Now this man had all the potential to become a fantastic player. He did not always find the net on a constant basis, but his goal scoring record was not that terrible considering he spent the majority of his career in the Premier League. But in the last three years, he has scored just three times in 38 games which led to him being released by Villa. Do I think this will be a good signing? Probably not considering he has attitude issues that have affected his game as Villa went down to the Championship.
Another name that will add a bit of experience is none other than Jay Simpson. The former Millwall loanee does have the potential to score a decent amount of goals at this level and the 30-year-old could be an alright signing for us to give us a bit more firepower up top. Although his relationship with Millwall could take some fans off the idea of bringing him to the club.
There are a couple unrealistic ones in the mix here such as former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov. He is now 38-years-old and I highly doubt at this stage of his career he would take a massive wage cut to come to League One. Also, on the list is Giuseppe Rossi again a former Manchester United player and judging by the teams he has played for he was on a high wage compared to what we have. The reason I haven’t mentioned these two as featured is because they both seem highly unrealistic but would probably be a welcome addition to Charlton.
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