Lyle Taylor Heads Clarets Transfer Target List
Charlton Athletic are desperately trying to persuade their star striker Lyle Taylor to sign a new deal at the club amid interest from Premier League clubs Sheffield United & Burnley. However Charlton boss Lee Bowyer is hoping the club’s new owners will offer the striker a big deal to keep the forward club as his current contract end this summer at which point he can leave The Addicks for nothing.
Taylor, joined the club last year from Wimbledon and has impressed since arriving at The Valley, hitting five goals in the first six games this season before picking up a knee injury at the start of September, which he has only just recovered from. The striker came on as a substitute in last weekend’s defeat to Middlesbrough and Lee Bowyer was delighted to have his talisman back playing having scored 30 goals in 52 appearances for the club.
A big new deal did not look feasible under Charlton’s former regime but new chairman Matt Southall is ready to make an offer which he hopes will tempt the striker to sign a new long-term deal with the club rather than moving to the Premier League. Speaking about the return of Lyle Taylor manager Lee Bowyer said, “He was a little bit off of it but you could see what we’ve missed.
He fights, he competes for every ball, he puts dangerous balls into the box. The ball he hit got a good block from the defender, but that was flying. That would have ended up in the back of the net. The most important thing is that he’s back and we got 45 minutes into him. We’ll try and do the same this Tuesday at home to Huddersfield Town.”