The South London Press claim that the Blues will pay £4m for the 20-year-old this month, one year after snapping up Ademola Lookman from the Addicks for £10m.
The Newham-born centre half has been a regular in Charlton's first team over the past season and a half and was capped at England U20 level last year, making his debut in the U20 World Cup semi-final win over Italy.
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1 Posted 11/01/2018 at 18:05:26
2 Posted 11/01/2018 at 18:11:37
3 Posted 11/01/2018 at 18:12:19
4 Posted 11/01/2018 at 18:18:35
5 Posted 11/01/2018 at 18:35:01
How many games has Lookman played and or done well in? We are supposedly losing a few first teamers soon, they need replacing, and not with prospects.
Pull your finger out, Walsh!
6 Posted 11/01/2018 at 19:02:38
7 Posted 11/01/2018 at 19:14:39
We need to develop and bring more exciting young players like Lookman into the team; we've got enough slow, stiff-legged late 20-
8 Posted 11/01/2018 at 19:18:08
That's what we need...
9 Posted 11/01/2018 at 19:25:42
10 Posted 11/01/2018 at 19:31:32
11 Posted 11/01/2018 at 19:48:00
Konsa is quick and strong from what I've seen, not the tallest but decent in the air. A ball player rather than the old school variety. Has played right-back and even central defensive midfield at times. Could be the next Rio Ferdinand. Or could be the next Anton Ferdinand.
12 Posted 11/01/2018 at 19:53:22
Just because we are buying this kid doesn't mean that we aren't going to buy a senior defender.
Further, I recall that, when our title-winning team moved on, we had no decent youth to bring through, unlike Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool. We bought badly and collapsed in the middle like a poorly made cake.
Bring him in and let's hope he is more John Stones and less Matt Jackson.
13 Posted 11/01/2018 at 20:19:02
We aren't going to win anything this season, so not quite sure the point of filling the squad with expensive not-quites from other Premier League clubs we don't need a big squad now.
Promising youngsters sound more worthwhile if they are available now for a reasonable price.
14 Posted 11/01/2018 at 20:24:35
Two things stuck out to me last Friday night at Anfield: we were dominated in the air, and we never tried hard enough to get little Lookman into the game, when he had the other south London kid Gomez looking like a centre-half playing fullback?
What I'd give for a really top class midfielder general right now. I know they are a dying breed, but if we could find one, this team would improve beyond recognition.
15 Posted 11/01/2018 at 20:26:12
16 Posted 11/01/2018 at 20:55:51
Stones and Lukaku are the most recent examples but it happened with Rooney, Jeffers, Rodwell, and now Barkley. If this lad turns into another Stones, he'll be gone before he turns 23.
Somebody said we need to invest in our future. Buying players like this is investing in another club's future. We do all the development and they get the complete player. Time we reversed this trend and started buying players some other club developed and we get their best years instead of them.
17 Posted 11/01/2018 at 23:16:13
Frank #16. While we're taking the longer term view of bringing the club back in to the realms of the top 6, if we buy a player at, say, £4 mil and sell him a few years later for £25 mil, this appears to be pretty good business. The secret is to strategise properly so we don't leave gaping holes in the squad, IMO.
18 Posted 11/01/2018 at 23:40:33
19 Posted 11/01/2018 at 23:41:09
Well, it's certainly good business for the club. But just look at the moaning when Stones finally went. Then Lukaku. Fans would sooner have the players than the money. Buy low sell high doesn't improve Everton's prospects of being a successful club.
The reason we wanted someone like Moshiri as owner was so that we wouldn't have to be buying low and selling high. It was so that we would not have to be selling at all.
20 Posted 11/01/2018 at 23:58:49
21 Posted 12/01/2018 at 00:18:42
None of us like players moving on to sides above us; there's always a feeling that the club should have been able to resist offers and keep them but there is a business sense that has to be applied as well.
I actually thought we did well to get 㿛.5m for Stones 18 months ago. Just wish we had hung on to Lukaku till after the Neymar deal I reckon we could have got over 𧴜m for Lukaku.
22 Posted 12/01/2018 at 01:01:48
The problem we have after selling Stones and Lukaku is we Sold high and spent woefully.
But young players for a few million seems a good move. Holgate certainly looks a real prospect, imo. If one or two young defenders work out well, we won't have to play Keane ever again, which alone will improve us no end.
23 Posted 12/01/2018 at 02:35:41
You see, Bob, you've omitted the sacrosanct tracking back and pressing. You'll never make management material, never mind the flash, Bob, get the KPI's.
24 Posted 12/01/2018 at 02:37:28
Galloway did well when he had that run in the first team but, when he went back to the second string, he seemed to lose it. His concentration and confidence evaporated and on 2 loan spells now he has failed to raise the bar again.
Garbutt seems to have followed a similar path but his form was affected by injury so he may come good again.
Ty Browning seems to be the one that will make the breakthrough.
25 Posted 12/01/2018 at 04:13:05
John #20, I like Lookman very much, but mentioning him in the same sentence with Ronaldo is... well, let's just call it a stretch and leave it at that.
26 Posted 12/01/2018 at 06:41:36
27 Posted 12/01/2018 at 10:11:14
28 Posted 12/01/2018 at 11:51:03
29 Posted 12/01/2018 at 13:23:08
Add to the fact that in 4 years we will be playing in a new stadium and having a totally transformed club and team can only be of benefit when trying to keep players.
30 Posted 12/01/2018 at 16:39:42
31 Posted 12/01/2018 at 17:31:25
I don't think Keane is up to it. Maybe Ben can steady him up; if not, give him the heave.
32 Posted 12/01/2018 at 18:27:54
Galloway seems to be a player who is better off at a higher level. He also seems to suffer from not quite being a full back and not quite a centre back. He looks like he'd suit playing on the left of a back three. I think this is actually similar to Holgate on the right as well, but I don't see us playing that formation next season.
33 Posted 13/01/2018 at 01:44:58
34 Posted 13/01/2018 at 02:13:04
Can we therefore deduce that Luke Garbutt remains unwanted by the first team, and the only hope for him resides in the possibility that he may yet come into contention if the club fails to attract a better left-back in this transfer window?
35 Posted 13/01/2018 at 14:25:35
This is the sort of player I'd like our scouts to target, not untested as he's an international and has played in Europe but at 23 has his best years well ahead of him. More players in the 23-27 range who have already proven themselves capable.
36 Posted 13/01/2018 at 14:42:36
Sam also specifically said the full backs positions is where we have very limited cover, especially with the injuries to Leighton and Seamus. You can hear that around 1:20 in on this video:
And I know it is only a very short video with very few glimpses of the players 'at it', but this video of the players in training this week does show Seamus moving quite well:
Hopefully, Seamus can get back into the match day squad before much longer and impress as much as Bolasie who has played well and at speed since returning from his own long term injury.
37 Posted 14/01/2018 at 10:41:38
38 Posted 15/01/2018 at 00:44:39
He does say he would be registered in the squad at the end of the month but do we actually need to wait that long if we can register new players immediately?
Can't help feeling that, if he was good enough he would be registered by now and, if he is eventually registered, the search for someone better in the transfer window must have failed.
39 Posted 15/01/2018 at 09:13:58
40 Posted 15/01/2018 at 09:23:47
41 Posted 15/01/2018 at 09:37:42
42 Posted 15/01/2018 at 13:13:50
43 Posted 15/01/2018 at 17:09:50
44 Posted 15/01/2018 at 19:49:54
Wait for a team with ambition to come in for you.
45 Posted 15/01/2018 at 00:05:06
Everton really annoyed Leeds when we signed him for 𧾦k, I think this was set at a tribunal, Luke looked like he had a very good career ahead of him but seems to have lost his way.
Galloway seems to have gone back in the betting since his very encouraging start at Everton, I would be very surprised if either of them solved Everton's left-back problem.
46 Posted 17/01/2018 at 13:03:24
Garbutt's future is in his own hands, step up or step away.
47 Posted 18/01/2018 at 02:42:13
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