Liam Feeney

Charlton in talks to sign winger from fellow strugglers

Charlton Athletic are in talks with Bolton Wanderers over the potential signing of Liam Feeney according to Sky Sports. The winger has impressed in what has been a struggling Trotters side this season but recently appointed Addicks boss Jose Riga is looking to test the resolve of the cash-strapped strugglers with a bid.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at the Macron Stadium at the end of the season. So far he has scored four and assisted five more in Neil Lennon’s side this season. He is also the only player to have featured in every game for the club this season. He has been with the club since originally signing on loan in 2013, which then turned into a permanent move from Milwall in 2014.

Feeney played the whole game in the must-needed weekend victory over MK Dons at home. Although ideally Bolton wouldn’t want to do business and strengthen a fellow relegation rival, the financial situation could be taken out of their hands. Lennon is set to be told that the wage budge must be further reduced.

There is also the possibility that Feeney may elect to stay with the club anyway, at least for the rest of the season at least. The club accepted an offer from Bristol City, another relegation candidate, for Zach Clough, but the player turned down the move. Darren Pratley is also attracting interest from Ipswich Town.

The club’s winding-up petition from HMRC has been adjourned until February 22nd and the club are desperately hoping to raise funds prior to that. Their financial situation has noticeably improved in recent times, certainly comparatively to recent times, but there still need to significantly add to their bank balance.

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