Charlton Athletic boss keen to hold talks with Lyle Taylor next week

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

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Charlton manager Lee Bowyer is set to have more talks with Lyle Taylor next week – to see if him committing his future to the Championship side will have any bearing on sealing the striker’s signature.

The forward is a free agent at the start of July.

Bowyer signed a new three-year contract on Tuesday. And he had said previously that uncertainty over his own long-term situation could affect persuading targets or existing members of the squad to also sort extensions.

Bristol City are keen on Taylor and recently put together a swap deal which was knocked back by Charlton.

Asked if his actions this week could change the dynamics in terms of Taylor’s decision-making, Bowyer said: “It might make a difference.

“I don’t know. I’ll have to speak to Lyle – he’s said a little joke in the dressing room after the game.

“I’ll speak to him after the weekend, the players are going to have a couple of days off now because they’ve earned it – they’ve worked so hard.

“After that I’ll chat to Lyle and see where his head is at. I’ll speak to his agent and see where his head is at.

“But Lyle loves it here – you can see. If Lyle didn’t love it here, you see what he did just there when he came on. Every time he gives 100 per cent.

“Whether Lyle Taylor signs a new contract or not, I guarantee you he’ll give 100 per cent every time he is on that pitch.

“I hope he signs. I hope he stays – because for me he is a very, very good striker.”

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11 thoughts on “Charlton Athletic boss keen to hold talks with Lyle Taylor next week

  • 23 January 2020 at 16:03
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    Luke, you will love it in Bristol. Great City with loads going on all the time. Playoffs are within reach but with your talent will push us right in there. Will be an exciting time to be with us.

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      • 25 January 2020 at 11:13
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        Why go to a club where they can’t even get your name right?
        Stay and become a legend

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    • 23 January 2020 at 17:51
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      Stay with us Lyle Taylor

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      • 25 January 2020 at 14:31
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        Footballer’s have no loyalty he go for the place with the most money he did the same at Wimbledon waited until his contract finished and went

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    • 23 January 2020 at 21:22
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      Lyle please stay ,we we go up for sure if you sign for 3 years as well as Lee Lee Lee bowyer we all love u , you must know that …….lukey taylor baby ! .Bristol city your aving a laugh .

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  • 23 January 2020 at 17:39
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    You can take Luke mate. Actually find luke and I’ll drive him myself. Good luck

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    • 23 January 2020 at 19:20
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      Hot News !
      My mate Luke Taylor has changed his mind about transfer to Bristol City…he washes his hair in Saturdays…sorry

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  • 23 January 2020 at 19:08
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    My mate Luke Taylor who plays for ‘the duck and dog’ on a Sunday would love to help you at Bristol !!!!…😄

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  • 23 January 2020 at 19:21
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    Hot News !
    My mate Luke Taylor has changed his mind about transfer to Bristol City…he washes his hair on Saturdays…sorry

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