Thursday, 2 January 2014

Duchatelet back to complete the takeover

Richard Cawley at the South London Press has tweeted this evening that the takeover of Charlton Athletic Football Club has been completed by Roland Duchatelet. The fee is being quoted as "nearer to £20m" so perhaps Richard Murray or some of the other Directors have had their loans paid up. That might account for the late hitch and who could blame them for holding out given the fact that Jiminez and Cash are getting out with their stake money intact.

Reports also claim that we will be getting two Standard Liege players, Astrit Ajdarevic (defensive midfielder) and David Biton (striker), although a Liege fan has been quick to tell us they aren't Championship quality! 

Ajdarevic has spent a number of years in England as a youngster but managed only 5 loan appearances for Leicester and one for Hereford. He played 40 games for Sweden's IFK Norrkoping in 2011-12 scoring six times and has managed one in 19 for Standard Liege. At 23, he may offer us something, especially if we were to lose Dale Stephens in the window.

David "Dudu" Biton is a 25 year old Israeli striker who has been around a few clubs already, four in Israel, Charleroi in Belgium, Wisla Krakow, Standard Liege and most recently at Apoel in Cyprus on loan where he scored six in thirteen games. He managed 11 in 25 whilst in Poland and notched 29 when in Israel.

Obstacle three and another go on the merry-go-round tomorrow no doubt.

1 comment:

heyparadiddle said...

I'm going to have a word with the Belgian geezer I met at the New Years Eve party, in fairness, it was his Liege mate who said that the deal was definitely off.

The loanees sound promising, stone me, as if we need more mediocrity.