Exclusive: Charlton Athletic will need promotion to stand chance of securing star on new deal

Charlton will need to secure promotion to the Championship to retain any hope of securing Ahmed Kashi on a new contract.

The midfielder’s deal is up at the end of this season and the South London Press understands that Addicks hierarchy know that they stand no chance of negotiating a fresh terms if they are still in League One.

Kashi spent 18 months sidelined with an Achilles problem but resumed pre-season training in the summer and has been a first-team regular – forging a strong understanding with Jake Forster-Caskey.

The French-born ballwinner has one cap for Algeria and winning further international recognition is a major goal, made harder while playing in the third tier in England.

Charlton paid a small fee for Kashi in 2015 to snap him up from Metz and he was a strong performer in the opening months of the Championship season before being ruled out due to injury.


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