Charlton midfielder Ahmed Kashi is currently holding contract talks with the club over keeping him at the League One side.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer wants to keep Kashi at the club and, according to South London News, has offered the player a new contract in a bid to tie his club future to the Addicks.
Bowyer wants the midfielder to put pen-to-paper on a new deal despite the fact that the club didn’t manage to reach the final of the Play-Offs – something that the player had reportedly said would determine whether he’d sign a new deal or not.
The 29-year old said, according to South London News, that he’d sign a new deal but only if the club gained promotion. Instead, it’s Shrewsbury who are going to the Play-Off final and Charlton remain in League One.
However, with the player’s current contract at the club set to expire during the transfer window, Bowyer wants the midfielder to instead commit his future to the club because of the impending takeover of the club by a new owner.
With the club’s current owner, Roland Duchatelet, finally agreeing to sell the club, it leaves the door open for Andrew Muir to step in and takeover the club. It comes as superb news for Charlton fans, a lot of who hated Roland Duchatelet and the way that he ran proceedings at the Addicks.
If Andrew Muir does takeover at the club, then it could give Kashi an incentive to go ahead and put pen-to-paper on a new deal with Charlton, rather than leave the club and move elsewhere this transfer window.