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ESI to listen to offers for Taylor

Sounds as if we should steal ourselves for seeing the last of Lyle Taylor. ESI have had their contract offer to the 29-year old striker turned down and will now listen to offers for him. Hopefully he is moved on quickly giving time for Gallen and Bowyer to replace him.

The Taylor story has rumbled on too far for me to be shocked, or even disappointed. This is modern football I’m afraid, it’s hard to begrudge him a final payday and possibly a Premier League opportunity. We ourselves only have him because he did similar at Wimbledon, in fact there’s nothing to say Taylor may well wait at The Valley for his contract to expire and move as a free agent in the summer.

Another case of course of an own goal by Duchatelet. Why he was only given a 2-year contract only the Belgian will know.

If he stays until the summer, then that may end up being the best option mutually, although ESI lose out on any fee. At least the coaching staff at Charlton will feel they may have got more value out him. They have improved the raw Taylor notably since he joined 18 months ago.

ESI to be fair have be strong here, they can’t pay Taylor four times more than everyone else, and they and we have to move on. Bowyer is hopeful of a new striker to come in this week, with Taylor sitting it out for another couple of weeks.

In the cold light of day Taylor has been a bit part of our season, despite his 7 goals. Taylor’s return has been blurred with transfer talk, a possible farewell wave and now this rather innocuous looking injury. More to come I’m sure.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Andy Thomas #

    He is 30 so I don’t blame him for wanting to get a few bumper paydays before he stops playing. A rather risky approach however given the recent injuries he has sustained. If I were him I’d be concerned about being injured and out of contract.

    January 7, 2020
  2. rierti #

    The Taylor situation is unfortunate bur predictable because of his age. I am also concerned that all the players we have been linked with as possible loan signings are not performing well with the Championship clubs where they are currently on loan. Nketiah played for Leeds the other day, frankly he reminded me of Ajose. Many young players score goals at youth level but can not step up at higher levels is Nketiah one of these? When he was replaced at half time by Bamford Leeds scored within minutes (Bamford). Brown has not played regularly for Middlesborough following his spell last season at Oxford. Bostock has not played regularly at Notts Forest.
    We have signed Green and he was unable to command a regular spot at Preston, in the cup game he looked more like a wide player than a second striker and will take time to adapt,
    I must confess to a degree of disappointment that we are not setting our sites higher. There has been no mention of recruiting at least one full back. Solly had a poor game on Sunday which is a shame because he has been a very good player in the past.

    January 7, 2020
  3. LP #

    Premiership? I don’t think so. He isn’t that good – but good luck to him if he gets the chance. And as for the length of contract he was given – we all know how worthless ANY contract is in football these days. There is a lot needs changing. Sounds a bit like a greedy agent getting it a bit wrong if you ask me and thinking our new owners would pay anything. Good on them.
    And before people start getting disappointed about setting sights higher – the new owners have not yet said what they are willing to invest – unless I have missed it. I still trust Gallen to get the best he can.

    January 7, 2020
  4. Daggs #

    Taylors been angling for a transfer for months. No surprise he turned down ESI’s offer. He’s not injured either, just playing the game to ensure he doesn’t get a genuine injury.
    He was good, but he doesn’t want to play for Charlton anymore. Sooner he goes the better.

    January 7, 2020

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