Blackpool striker back the on the radar of Championship club

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Championship outfit Charlton Athletic are set to re-ignite a move for Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet in the January transfer window as reported by London News Online.

Gnanduillet is out of contract at the end of this season, and he’s in-demand after scoring a total of thirty-seven goals since arriving at Bloomfield Road from Leyton Orient in January 2016.

The twenty-seven-year-old has already netted twelve times in all competitions so far this campaign, an impressive return that has put him back on the radar of the Addicks, who saw a summer move for him collapse on deadline day according to the report.

The article suggests there is a possibility Charlton could lose long-term Brentford target Lyle Taylor at the turn of the year, leaving the door open for a new move for the Seasiders leading goalscorer.

According to journalist Richard Cawley, Charlton were in advanced talks with Gnanduillet over the summer, but the deal collapsed late on.

 

However, further reports suggest Charlton may face stiff competition for the striker from Championship rivals Derby County, who are desperate to add some firepower to their floundering attack.

With interest building, Blackpool my look to sell in January rather than risk losing the former Chesterfield forward for free in the summer.

The Seasiders are currently fifth in League One and travel to second-placed Ipswich Town tomorrow in one of the games of the day in the third tier.


Our View

It appears there could be a massive decision facing Blackpool’s new ownership in January.

Gnanduillet is hot property, and there are sure to receive bids in the transfer window.

If they set out their stall and keep him, it will be a real statement of intent they have serious ambitions to get the club in the Championship.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

 

 

 

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