charlton athletic, Charlton Athletic reject League One bid for star man

Charlton Athletic reject League One bid for star man

Charlton Athletic have turned down Huddersfield Town’s bid for star striker Alfie May, as per reporter Richard Cawley.

Charlton Athletic saw striker May emerge as arguably their most important player in his maiden campaign at The Valley.

After signing from Cheltenham Town, the 30-year-old notched 27 goals in 50 games for the Addicks. His tally of 23 League One goals saw him finish as the division’s top scorer, playing a vital role in their successful fight against the drop.

charlton athletic, Charlton Athletic reject League One bid for star man
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With loftier ambitions set for the new campaign under Nathan Jones, May is in line for another season of being a vital player in South London.

However, reports stated relegated Huddersfield Town had made a move to try and prize him away from Charlton Athletic. Now though, reporter Richard Cawley says the offer has been turned down.

Writing on X, Cawley has revealed that while it remains to be seen if Michael Duff’s side go back in for May, it seems unlikely that an offer will be accepted unless a replacement is signed beforehand.

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charlton athletic, Charlton Athletic reject League One bid for star man

Who is this?

A statement addition

Huddersfield Town will be determined to return to the Championship at the first time of asking following their relegation to League One, so a big summer transfer window lies ahead of Duff and co.

In a bid to achieve an instant return, going and signing the division’s top scorer would be a big statement.

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May was a key reason behind the Charlton Athletic turnaround and has proven himself as a prolific striker at the level with both the Addicks at Cheltenham Town. Both sides have found themselves towards the lower end of the table though, so it would be interesting to see just what he could do with a promotion chaser.

Charlton are tipped to move into the fight towards the top end of the table and May could be key in that.

Could the Addicks sell?

Charlton Athletic would have big shoes to fill if May was to move on, and letting him go to a divisional rival would be a big blow.

He currently has one year left on his contract, though there is a one-year extension option. That could mean a sale this summer is beneficial, allowing the South London outfit to get a good fee for the striker before his value decreases.

The stance they have reportedly taken does leave the door open to a potential exit despite the rejected bid. It makes sense that they’d want a replacement in before letting such a crucial player go, but time will tell just how Huddersfield Town respond after being knocked back in their advances.

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