Charlton Athletic are close to signing Bolton Wanderers’ Josh Magennis after agreeing a fee for him according to a report from London News Online.

The 27-year-old striker is best known for his international career with Northern Ireland. He scored his first goal for the country against Greece in 2015 which earned them a place in Euro 2016. He continued his good form in that competition and that earned him the move to Charlton. During his time with the Addicks, he scored 20 goals in 81 appearances and that has attracted attention from other teams.

Earlier in the summer, Peterborough United expressed an interest in signing Magennis as they prepared for the departure of Jack Marriott, something that has now happened with him moving to Derby County. But while they have had bids rejected for Magennis, Bolton have made an offer which has been accepted. They were interested in signing him in the January transfer window but missed out that time. But this time around they are close to completing a deal to sign the former Aberdeen man after agreeing a fee.

Now the two sides have to agree on personal terms with the striker which shouldn’t be too difficult. While Bolton don’t have the most money to spend on wages, the chance to play in the Sky Bet Championship would be very difficult to turn down. For Charlton, they are obviously happy to sell after agreeing a fee but will need think to think wisely how to spend that cash and who they should sign as a replacement.


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