Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has admitted that his side are interested in taking Bristol City striker Mo Eisa on loan at the Valley, as reported by the London News.
Eisa rose to prominence last season with Cheltenham following a spell with Greenwich. He bagged 50 times for the non-league side and completed the journey from Sudan to the Football League by signing for Gary Johnson’s Robins.
He bagged 23 goals from 45 League Two starts, prompting Dad Gary to sell him to son Lee at Bristol City. He’s struggled for game time at Ashton Gate, but that doesn’t mean he’s fallen off the radar of League One clubs, as the Addicks boss testified to.
“Yeah, he’s one we like. He’s proven he scores goals,” said Bowyer.
“We’re going to go to work on our list today and narrow it down. We have got a list of about five or six. It is difficult, there are not many out there and they might not suit us.”
Eisa was linked with a loan move in December and as the days drag on, it looks increasingly likely he could be heading to the Valley, with their main striker Karlan Grant attracting Premier League interest.
This is a decent swap for the Addicks, at least in the short-term. Karlan Grant is going to be a top striker, but Mo Eisa has the right attributes to do the same.
He’s struggled at Bristol, but a move to Charlton will take him closer to home and give him exposure to regular League One football.
If he bags a few, Lee Johnson will doubtless be delighted to welcome him back into the fold next season. It was always going to be a big step from League Two to the Championship. This could be the perfect stepping stone.