The Daily Mail has said that League One duo Lincoln City and Blackpool and League Two side Exeter City have all made moves for striker Nicky Ajose, who is available on a free transfer after his contract with newly promoted Charlton Athletic came to an end.

Charlton Athletic have opted against renewing the contract of striker Nicky Ajose, leaving him free to depart the London club on a free transfer this summer. And, a number of clubs have already made a move to try and bring him in ahead of the 2019/20 season.

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Newly promoted Lincoln City, Blackpool and League Two outfit Exeter City have all made moves to try and snap up the former Manchester United youngster, and the striker is weighing up his next steps.

Ajose spent the second half of last season on loan with Mansfield Town after failing to nail down a place in the Charlton starting eleven, with Lyle Taylor locking down the place as Lee Bowyer’s first choice option.

The 27-year-old has played for a lot of clubs over the course of his career since breaking into senior football. He came through the academy at Manchester United and went on to spend a successful loan spell at Bury before joining Peterborough United on a permanent basis in 2011. During his time with Posh, Ajose scored seven goals in 27 games, spending time on loan at Scunthorpe, Chesterfield, Crawley, Bury and Swindon Town.

After three years with Posh, Ajose joined Leeds United on a three-year contract, but he spent his only season with the club on loan at Crewe Alexandra in the 2015/16 season before leaving to join Swindon Town, where he enjoyed the most successful spell of his career to date. With Swindon, Ajose scored 25 goals in 40 games for the club, leaving to join Charlton Athletic at the end of the campaign.

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With the Addicks, Ajose scored 11 goals in 58 games, heading out on loan to Swindon, Bury and Mansfield from 2017 to 2019. Now, he is on the search for a new club, but it looks like it won’t take too long to have his future sorted with offers already on the table.


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