Like father, like son
A bit of a weird one for me to be honest. I am quite friendly with the Lee family, although not enough to have any real intel, but I am sure Elliot Lee joining the Addicks’ today on loan will have raised a smile with both his grandad and father.
The one snippet I heard during the summer was that Elliot was destined to join Oxford, where he did have a good loan spell in the last few months of last season scoring 6 goals in 18 appearances. I’m told he liked Karl Robinson and the way he had Oxford playing and I believe he was expected to sign for them this week.
Therefore I have to presume Charlton entered the fray quite late, which could raise an eyebrow to our transfer planning or points to Lee not being a plan A or B.
Still, I’m pretty convinced Elliot’s Dad would have had an influence on steering him to the Addicks. Old Rob get’s a bit of stick amongst Charlton fans, but I know he and his family still hold the club dear, although other than Grandad, possibly just behind Newcastle in the pecking order!
I always thought Elliot stayed at West Ham far too long, and when he eventually broke ties he had to go down the leagues to play regularly like his brother Olly. Still only 26, he is proven at this level where he has a good goal scoring and assist ratio.
Lee can play anywhere along the frontline, and is a much better 10 than Albie Morgan, who hopefully can go back to contesting the holding midfield slot where his game is much better suited.
Elliot is much more powerful and has a far better eye for goal or a late run into the box than Morgan does.
Welcome to The Valley Elliot.