Championship side Charlton Athletic could soon see a host of their first-team stars leave for free without being allowed to offer them new deals – including a player who could fill a gap in Mark Robins’ side.
Boss Lee Bowyer has revealed that his side are under a transfer embargo that stops them from offering senior players new deals, despite some of their top stars being out of contract at the end of the month.
That means the likes of Jake Forster-Caskey, Naby Sarr, Jonny Williams, Adam Matthews and Dhillon Phillips could soon all be available forCoventry Cityand their rivals to poach for free.
Williams spent four years in the Premier League with Crystal Palace while Forster-Caskey is another who is likely to attract plenty of interest.
Lyle Taylor will also leave the club this summer after refusing to play the final games of the season in fear of picking up an injury that could scupper a potential Premier League move.
But it is Sarr, a left-footed and left-sided defender, who could well fill a void in Robins’ Sky Blues side should he become available.
“I like Naby a lot – he brings us something different, playing out from the back. He gets us going at times,” Bowyer toldSouth London Press.
“I hope he stays but because of this embargo we’re under we can’t offer contracts to senior players yet.
“With the young kids we can, but not the senior boys – because of t