Charlton Athletic are in contract talks with striker Lyle Taylor.

The Addicks are keen on tying the 29-year-old on a longer deal, according to a report by London News Online.

Taylor, who is a Montserrat international with six caps to his name, scored 25 goals in all competitions for Lee Bowyer’s side last season as they were promoted from League One. He has since managed five goals in six games so far in this campaign.

He has confirmed he is in talks over a new contract at the Valley, as per London News Online: “From what I can gather there has been conversations had upstairs. If and when the club and my team can come to an agreement, I’ll stay. I don’t think there is a lot to say on it. If and when it happens everyone will know – I’m pretty sure I’ll start putting stuff on social media!”

Taylor also commented on interest in him over the summer: “I scored goals last year, I had a good season. People being interested in trying to secure my services is kind of a given. In any club with any player who has had a successful season that kind of thing happens.”

Charlton Athletic forward Lyle Taylor (9) during the EFL Sky Bet League 1 second leg Play-Off match between Charlton Athletic and Doncaster Rovers at The Valley, London, England on 17 May 2019.

“There was a lot said and a lot of rumours that went about – Lyle’s done this and Lyle’s done that. I handled it professionally and the club handled it professionally.”

Prior to his move to Charlton, Taylor had spells at AFC Bournemouth, Falkirk, Sheffield United, Scunthorpe United, Partick Thistle and AFC Wimbledon.


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