Lee Bowyer has always been a man who works under terrible circumstances, the whole time he has been at Charlton whether that be an assistant or full-time manager there has always been something going wrong in the boardroom that Bowyer has to work around.
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This time around the events of ESI not proving their source and sufficiency of funding has forced the EFL to place a harsh transfer embargo over us which limits us to wages of £1.3k a week however that does include bonuses and agent fees so it looking impossible wrap up a deal for any decent players right now.
The Addicks boss spoke to Richard Cawley from The South London Press about this issue and he is not happy that his job is being made harder once again
“How are we meant to bridge the gap between the top six or seven teams? There are non-league players earning more than what we’re allowed to offer. That’s a fact.
“Paul Konchesky was earning more for Billericay. Now we are playing in League One and have got to offer less than that. So who do they want us to bring in? What level do you want us to bring in? It’s not right.
“I get it, I understand it – we’re under an embargo – but the club is ambitious and wants to get out of this division. It is becoming harder and harder and harder all the time.”
Right here is the prime example of why this takeover needs to get wrapped up as early as possible, we can’t keep working under these restrictions it’s just not possible, if we keep going this way and the takeover doesn’t go through then it’s going to be extremely hard for Bowyer and Gallen to put together a competitive team.
I just hope that Thomas Sandgaard is man who can get stuff done quickly because this is certainly a matter of urgency and the EFL need to recognize that.
If they are letting Wednesday stay in the league after a legal battle for the last two years then surely they can help us out a bit and let us sign some player to get a squad of 22 together and then no added extras after that until the club has been bought out seeing as we are feeling the brunt of the decision that saved Wednesday’s Championship status.
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