Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer: Transfer embargo is lifted – we’re looking at adding two signings before Lincoln

Lee Bowyer says that Charlton Athletic’s transfer embargo is lifted now that Thomas Sandgaard has been confirmed as the club’s new owner.

And the Addicks manager says he is looking to bring in at least two signings before Sunday’s League One game against Lincoln City.

Bowyer said: “The embargo has been lifted, yeah.

“We’re moving straight away to get people signed for the weekend. We play Lincoln on Sunday and having a Sunday fixture has probably done us a favour because we’ve got that extra 24 hours to be able to bring players in who can then be available for the squad.

“A minimum of two [signings before the match] and hopefully three – I don’t think it’s the right thing to do [name the players] at the moment. We have to do it the right way in case things don’t go the way we want them to go.

“But all I can say is they are all good players and they are going to make us better.”

Charlton have rejected bids for Alfie Doughty, Dillon Phillips and Macauley Bonne.

But Bowyer doesn’t believe Sandgaard’s arrival changes their stance.

“Clubs will still make offers – I have no doubt in that,” he said. “We were never going to accept an offer that we didn’t see the value of the player.

“So nothing has changed on those lines. Obviously if the right offer came in and financially it would be good business for the football club then it doesn’t matter what player, you have to look at the situation and see if it is the right deal for the club.

“Thomas is here now and he has said ‘no-one is for sale’. But we were saying that before. The most important thing is we’ve got financial stability and we don’t have to sell. Whereas people before, I believe, were trying to take advantage of how weak we were.

“Now they will realise we’re not so weak anymore, so the price will definitely have to be right.”


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