According to London News Online, Karl Robinson is pursuing the signature of Bradford City’s winger, Mark Marshall. The winger will be out of contract in the summer and could join The Valley outfit on a free.
After Charlton Athletic’s relegation into the third tier of professional English football, they have had somewhat of a lacklustre and underwhelming season. The Addicks currently sit 15th, with an accumulation of 52 points. The objective and mission for the club of finishing “in the top six as a minimum” has been a complete failure.
However, Karl Robinson is determined to rebuild Charlton Athletic into a successful and competitive outfit once again, with his aim to return Charlton back to the Sky Bet Championship in the 2017/18 season, and with the longer vision of a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
Robinson has made clear on several occasions that he needs to build a squad over the summer which fits his possession based attacking football, who play expansive, exploiting both wings and are ruthless in front of goal.
As we approach the end of the 2016/17 season, names are starting to be linked with a move to the red Southeast London outfit, and one of the first is Mark Marshall, a regular starter and winger for the promotion-chasing Bradford City.
Marshall will be out of contract in the summer, and it is understood he is keen to return to the south, specifically London, to reconnect and settle back into his London roots. Robinson is currently moving and in talks to ensure Marshall puts pen to paper on a free deal in the Summer transfer window.
Before, signing for the Bantams in 2015, Marshall played for the likes of Coventry City, Port Vale and Swindon Town.
The winger is not known for his goal-scoring ability, but instead his speed and the ground he can cover when playing. Former teammate while at Port Vale, Tom Pope, said that Marshall has terrific self-belief, the attitude to always keep his head up, and ability to punish teams with his final ball.