George Lapslie to make move permanent
According the Rich Cawley, Charlton have cleared the way for George Lasplie to make his move to Mansfield Town permanent. There will be no fee.
George has really impressed at The Stags playing in 16 league and cup games scoring 5 from a defensive midfield position.
It’ll be sad to see him go, and I don’t know if he’d get ahead of the midfielders Bow has at his disposal, but for sure we miss his energy, and perhaps more importantly his ability to come on near the end of games to help preserve point(s). Would I rather a Lapslie than a Gilbey right now? I’d say yes.
The 23-year old joined the Addicks as a 10-year old, and he absolutely deserves his chance to play regularly, and there is no harm in going backwards to move forwards, and that could be at Mansfield under Nigel Clough.
Lapslie’s current contract expires in June, and his departure will give that suffocating salary cap more wriggle room.
Always thought Lapslie looked like Draco Malloy….never really given a chance ,but when I did see him play thought he could have been good for us.
So, so disappointing CA – I really enjoyed watching him. Why oh why – I really don’t see these on loan midfielders as any better than him. He probably thinks the same. I don’t blame him for wanting regular football and wish him well. He will be one of the ones I will be really willing to do well – I don’t always feel like that about players leaving us.
Always sad to see one of our own move on LP. I like George. I think his worth ethic and intelligence will give him a good career. Captain material too.
I do think this season will be looked at as a one off with us adjusting to the salary cap (which may change in 2021/22) and there will be some more turnover.