Lee Bowyer speaks out as Charlton Athletic wait on fate of proposed Hemed signing
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has said that he “hopes the right decision is made” as the Addicks wait to see if the signing of Brighton and Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed is ratified by the authorities.
Charlton Athletic put out a club statement yesterday confirming that they had “submitted the relevant paperwork for the permanent transfer of Brighton & Hove Albion forward Tomer Hemed close to the deadline on Thursday and are awaiting confirmation.”
As it stands, the club are still waiting to hear if the appropriate paperwork was handed in on time to allow Hemed to make a move to The Valley. The club say they are expecting to see if the deal can be completed in the “early part of next week” as Lee Bowyer hopes to further bolster his attacking options.
Speaking to London News Online regarding his verdict, Bowyer has said that he hopes “the right decision is made”, given that the papers were said to be handed in on time.
“As it stands today it is 50-50 but we say that we put it through on time. So, hopefully, the right decision gets made.
“We think it should but it is going to a panel or whatever and we’ll have to go from there. We’re hopeful he is going to be our player. He was permanent.”
Should Hemed’s move to Charlton be completed, it is likely that he will come in to provide competition for Lyle Taylor – whose strong start to the season could make him hard to dislodge. The Israel international will add some Championship experience to Bowyer’s attacking ranks, with Macauley Bonne and Chuks Aneke – the latter of whom can play in a deeper role too – currently providing the competition.