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Former Ipswich Town striker in talks over Charlton deal

Former Ipswich Town striker Leon Best is in negotiations over a deal at Charlton Athletic, according to Kent Live.

In January 2017 Tractor Boys’ boss Mick McCarthy conceded that the 30-year-old would no longer be a Blues player after a disappointing performance against then non-league side Lincoln City in the FA Cup, a game which saw the Suffolk exit the prestigous competition at the hands of the Imps.

Having signed as a free agent on a one-year deal, arriving shortly after Daryl Murphy left for Newcastle United, but the 30-year-old rarely impressed while at Portman Road, leaving the Blues boss no option but to move him on elsewhere.

Since though, Best has been in contact with Charlton Athletic in the aim of sealing a move. Best originally spoke to the Club to ask to train and KentLive say that he may also be looking to sign permanently for the Addicks.

The striker scored in a behind-closed doors friendly which ended 2-2 at QPR a week ago and Robinson has said that he has assessed the front-man’s performance with Best when watching the video back.

Charlton boss Karl Robinson said: “We like what we see and we are sitting down and talking with him. But we will keep that internal for now.”

Best has made over 200 apperances at Championship level, scoring 35 goals, while in his 32 Premier League appearances he found the net on sixteen occasions. Charlton host MK Dons in the Sky Bet League One tomorrow, with Robinsons’ Addicks looking to close the gap on second-placed Wigan Athletic.

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