Charlton’s £2.5m transfer hitch reportedly ‘fake news’

Charlton’s move for Marcus Maddison was reported to have hit a stumbling block this afternoon, but a number of sources are now claiming it is nothing but fake news.

The left-sided attacker has been the subject of championship interest for a while and is seemingly set for a move to Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Athletic as they look to firmly establish themselves in the Championship. It’s believed both Blackburn and Birmingham have been showing an interest, but the Addicks are leading the race after meeting the £2.5m valuation.

A Football Insider report did seem to suggest that the two clubs couldn’t agree personal terms, the sort of news fans in South London got used to under rogue owner Roland Duchatelet. However, plenty of other people are claiming the origins of this rumours are fake and the transfer is still going ahead.

That’s great news for Charlton, who will be getting a talented creator and scorer. In 249 appearances for Peterborough, Maddison has scored 62 goals and registered a remarkable 92 assists.

Our View

What really annoys us at this time of year are the fake accounts claiming to be ‘in the know’ when they’re actually done by desperate, attention-seeking idiots.

That’s what has seemingly happened here, a number of people seem to have fallen for a fake tweet which has done the rounds. If that is the case, why bother? What do people have to achieve?

Sadly, with social media as popular as it is, this sort of situation will keep on coming. Once upon a time, only the Sun made stuff up for attention. Now, even Tom from Burnley can sit in front of his computer and have people believing his rubbish.

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