Jonny Williams to leave?
With a miserable weekend averted due to the postponement of the game yesterday 😉, we now wait for tomorrow to pass to see how this season’s January transfer window ends.
The addition of Ronnie Schwartz, Liam Millar and Jayden Stockley has immeasurably improived the squad this January. Yet it is still light, especially wide with the loss of Doughty and Smyth. So I’m expecting a bit of action tomorrow.
This morning’s story is that Jonny Williams will be sacrificed to make some more salary cap headroom by being sold to Cardiff for £200,000, with the popular Welshman’s contract due to expire this summer.
Williams is an infectious character and is hugely popular amongst Addicks but unfortunately far too often flatters to deceive. Still only 27, Williams is more suited to The Champiionship than the third tier where he has less time of the ball, and frankly his biggest attribute has become foul-winner as he can’t carry the ball more than ten feet without being bundled over.
I think he is better at 10, than wide, but get’s shoved around too easily in this division. Out wide he hasn’t got the killer pace that can crack it against defences in this league. He and Bowyer have not always seen eye to eye, but there is obviously a bond, and that bond may see that they mutually agree that it is time for his next move.
Mick McCarthy has twice previously signed Jonny, and the move will sound attractive, even though the Welshman is a Kent boy and has never lived anywhere near the land of the daffodils.
It would be a sad day if Williams does move on, and in the last decade when there were far too few red-shirted players to admire, Williams was one shining light, but there is a mid-season re-build going on here with strict rules on wages. This reconstruturing may result in a promotion campaign but let’s be honest it could be a precursor for a 2021/22 attack on promotion instead. Bowyer may or may not be here then, but Thomas Sandgaard knows he has prepare for both.
The young midfielder from Exeter City Joel Randell, scorer of 6 in 14 as the Grecians attack promotion from League Two, is I am sure still in Gallen and Bowyer’s plans. Sandgaard has had two cash offers rejected this month.
There is also speculation that Charlton and Luton might come to agreement on a permanent move for Andrew Shinnie, but I would expect that tomorrow’s movements will in the main be surprises.