Move Off For Ex-Charlton Athletic Midfielder

Former Charlton Athletic midfielder George Dobson’s transfer to Hungarian side Fehervar is off, according to journalist Richard Cawley on X.

Dobson had agreed to join the club on July 1 but the move will no longer happen, with Fehervar citing personal reasons on the player’s side.

The 26-year-old had originally been set to move to Hungary before the country’s winter transfer deadline in February, but this deal was cancelled by the South London club.

Dobson is now a free agent after his Fehervar contract was mutually terminated, leaving him free to join other clubs ahead of the new season.

The midfielder spent three years at The Valley after signing in the summer of 2021. He spent the last part of his time at the club as captain, having been appointed to the role by former boss Dean Holden. Overall, Dobson played 144 times for the Addicks, scoring six times during three campaigns in League One.

Prior to his stint at Charlton, Dobson started his senior career at boyhood club West Ham United, but failed to make a senior appearance for the Hammers. He then spent a season in the Netherlands at Sparta Rotterdam, playing five first-team matches before moving back to England. London-born Dobson returned to English football with spells at Walsall and Sunderland, including a loan at AFC Wimbledon, before signing for Charlton.

The player’s contract status is likely to stir up interest amongst the EFL, with Dobson having played most of his career in League One. A return to Charlton could even be on the cards with the club having been keen to keep the midfielder, with manager Nathan Jones busy in the transfer window as the Addicks aim high for the 2024-25 season.

Writer’s View

This is an interesting development; the move to take Dobson to Hungary has been far from simple, and it’s ultimately ended without a ball being kicked. As for Dobson’s next steps in his career, a return to the EFL at some point looks virtually inevitable. It could even be that he returns to Charlton, but any club in League One or Two is likely to value his services. It’s looking like it won’t be long until someone snaps him up.

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