Ronnie’s in the hus
As anticipated Ronnie Schwartz signed for Charlton today on a two and a half year contract for an undisclosed amount of Krona.
Courted in the late summer, but eventually our last minute offer turned down, Thomas has finally got his man, and Ronnie becomes the first non-British permanent signing of the Bowyer/Gallen era.
Schwartz has good stats in a league at least equivalent with League One and we need him up to speed as quick as possible, as well as Home Office approval post Brexit.
Schwartz joined the squad today in training and was probably joined by Liverpool youngster Liam Millar.
The 21-year old Canadian international is a winger and meant to be quick. His Dad is supposed to have played for us – anyone remember him?
Millar junior has been at Anfield since he was 17 and has captained Liverpool’s U23’s as well as playing in all of the Reds’ EFL Trophy games this season. He made his debut in the FA Cup last season. His one other loan was at SPL club Kilmarnock.
Millar is expected to sign on loan tomorrow, and won’t impact the salary cap due to his age.
I checked the historical listing of every Charlton player and could not find a “Millar,” so the reports of Liam Millar’s father playing for the club would seem to be erroneous. To the best of my knowledge, Liam Millar would be the first ever Canadian to suit up with Charlton. We almost signed Junior Hoilett a few years back, but that did not happen. For those of us who follow “Team Canada,” Millar is a very talented young man, who is just coming into his own.
OK, the story is rounding out now.
“Millar’s father Alan Millar was on Charlton’s books as a youngster.”
I imagine Liam’s grandparents emigrated to Canada.
In any event, as a Canadian supporter of CAFC, I am more than pleased to see the young man being the first fellow countryman to suit up for the senior team, even if he toddles back off to Liverpool at some point.
I welcome the signing of Schwartz and hope he lives up to his billing. But he alone won’t cure the malaise at Charlton. We need defender(s) who know how to defend and Midfielder(s) who can run forward instead of passing backwards or sideways.