Fresh Twist Emerges In Charlton Athletic Star Transfer Battle

Huddersfield Town‘s attempt to sign key target Alfie May from Charlton Athletic has been left in limbo according to reports.

The Terriers are looking to regroup and strengthen their squad as they prepare for a first season back in League One since 2012 following their relegation. Michael Duff’s side have already added Lincoln City‘s Lasse Sorensen as his first signing since joining the club this summer.

May has been subject to intense interest from the Yorkshire club over recent weeks, with a report from South London Press stating that Charlton Athletic had rejected a bid for the League One Golden Boot winner.

Joining from Cheltenham Town last July on a two-year deal, the Gravesend-born forward scored 27 times in all competitions and was named as the Addicks’ Player of the Season. The Robins will be due a percentage of any fee received for May due to a sell-on clause in the deal that saw him depart Gloucestershire.

Rich Cawley of the South London Press provided an update on social media this morning, revealing that Huddersfield are yet to submit an improved bid to Nathan Jones’ team since last week’s offer.

He also noted that Town are still expected to lodge a new offer to tempt Charlton into selling the former Bromley and Doncaster Rovers despite the lack of activity following the initial setback.

The Greenwich club have bolstered their defensive ranks this summer with three signings and are edging closer to adding Millwall‘s Alex Mitchell as their next incoming with the transfer window having been open for just over one week. They conceded 65 goals on their way to a 16th-placed finish in the third tier.

Amassing over 250 appearances in the EFL, May has scored 90 times across League One and Two since arriving at Doncaster in the 2017/18 season. May is valued by Transfermarkt at £300,000

Writer’s View

Alfie May is likely to be one of the big names to move clubs in League One this season. Huddersfield will be building to bounce back straight to the second tier and signing the league’s top scorer last year will be a real statement of intent. Bojan Radulovic struggled to deliver for Town since arriving from Finland in January so securing a talent such as the 30-year-old who will deliver most weeks is vital to their ambitions.

Charlton Athletic may ultimately decide to keep May at the club for another season. Jones is under no obligation to sell the striker this summer and his proven track record for finding the net in the division is invaluable. Money talks however and with the investment promised by Terriers Chairman Kevin Nagle the impending second offer may be too good to turn down.

 

 

About Lewis Gray 160 Articles
1st Class Honours in Multimedia Journalism at Salford University. Writing mainly about League Two.

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